Bicontentio

The Bicontentio bridge is embedded on both sides by means of small side spans, which give rise to a continuous beam with three spans. The continuous beam has much lower bending forces and vertical deformation than a beam used as support. The law of moments of the continuous beam under uniformly distributed loads generates the silhouette of the Bicontentio bridge. The shape of the bridge comes directly from its structural work as a continuous bent beam.