The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 78 (2000) > Issues > Issue 15 > The Merle Bridge: Rustic and Timeless
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The Merle Bridge: Rustic and Timeless

The Merle Bridge, opened in late 1999 is the largest wooden bridge in France. Built from Douglas fir, with a concrete slab forming the deck, it spans the 54m Maronne valley in the Correze region of France.

Keywords: merle bridge, maronne valley, france;douglas fir;timber;Bridges;concrete slabs;box beams;bridge decks;roads;structural members;joints