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SIS Fibre Reinforced Polymer FRP Bridges – Guidance for Designers

Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Bridges – Guidance for Designers – It has been a natural progression to consider #FRP in the construction of new bridges. Progress in the uptake of FRP for bridge engineering has been partly restricted by the lack of suitable design standards and guidance for the use of these materials to enable technically efficient and economic design.

 

Not anymore. Thanks to Composites UK – Trade Association a 156 page design guide was released late last year.

 

Through our FiberCore Europe partnership, we are bringing prefabricated single element large span bridges to the Australian and New Zealand market place, representing market leading technology able to achieve a design life of 100 years.

 

Click on the following link to download the design guide: https://lnkd.in/gd49P8Q

World Record 42m – Prefabricated FRP Bridge Delivered to Belgium

The longest prefabricated FRP composite bridge in the world manufactured by FiberCore Europe B.V. was recently delivered from their factory in Rotterdam to its final destination – Bruges in the Flemish region of Belgium, during the night on the Dutch and Flemish motorways.

 

With a length of 42 metres, the bridge is longer than an average Boeing 737!

 

The bridge has now been installed to replace the first old wooden ‘Canada Bridge’ on behalf of the Flemish Waterway NV and West Construct/BESIX. With a second bridge currently being manufactured, this demonstrates FiberCore’s innovative Infracore FRP bridge technology as accepted world leading technology.  


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