Châtellerault in Vienna, contains one of the first reinforced concrete bridges built in France. More than a hundred years after its construction, it has benefited from heavy renovation. The application process Novbéton of Renofors is part of a renovation program that takes place over four years.
At Châtellerault the bridge "from the Manufacture" was built in reinforced concrete early twentieth century. Main longitudinal reinforcement are cylindrical of large diameter, and secondary flat irons.
More than a hundred years after its construction, the bridge has a cure youth. The restoration program is four years. The restoration of the bridge Camille-de-Hogues Châtellerault uses a process Electrochemical innovative adapted to the renovation of historic buildings, it deals lasting carbonation of concrete while preserving the integrity of structure.
Fifteen semi-trailers 5000 tonnes of fill.
The last phase of renovation of the bridge started in early July 2009. On the program: the strengthening of the abutments and piers.
If all goes well (no flooding, no discovery of suspicious object) the site should be completed by the end of October. In any case, we arrive at the final phase of restoration work on the bridge Hogues monument Historically, before the end of 2009.
France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.