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 FIBERGLASS COMPOSITE BRIDGE SYSTEMS  SUMMARY

 

DESIGN & BENEFITS

  • Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC) CAN/CSA 06
  • US   AASHTO   LFRID 
  • Design Service Life 100+ years permanent
  • Design & Stamps by Third Party Engineering Firms 
  • QC Letter of Verification Conformance by Third Party Engineering Firms
  • Epoxy Fiberglass composite products weigh up to 75% less than reinforced concrete and unlike concrete it is immune to corrosion, water ingress, de-icing materials
  • Railings, sidewalks, curbs, skew, 2% cross fall, super elevated, joints, semi integral, integral, approach slabs, etc.

 

EPOXY FIBERGLASS COMPOSITE PRODUCT SUMMARY

  1.  bridge decks transverse or longitudinal supported by girders
  2. rigid span bridge "slab" that can span unsupported by girders
  3. double or triple tees panels
  4. abutments, wing walls, approach slabs

 

BRIDGE APPLICATION EXAMPLES NOTED BELOW

 
33m long x 12m wide33m long x 12m wide

 32m long x 12m wide

delivered in three panels installed in one day

 27m long bridge x 9.75m wide delivered in two panels and installed in one day

 27m long x 9.75m wide 

delivered in two panels installed in one day

 

 15m long x 8m wide   delivered in two panels and installed in two hours

 

BRIDGE DECKS 

  • Ranging from 150 to 590 kg/m3 density lightweight and high strength 
  • modular in width and length
  • new or rehabilitation
  • ideal for structures requiring lightweight bridge deck due to poor soils
  • transverse or longitudinal bridge decks
  • full composite action with steel, concrete, fiberglass composite beams

 

 

 
transverse bridge deck on single lane bridge 5.5m wide

 24m long x 5.5m wide single lane bridge with sidewalk

 

 

LIGHTWEIGHT BRIDGE DECK PANELS 

  • density ideal for swing, bascule, lift bridges, truss bridges, historic structures
  • ideal for Truss bridges with posted load limits and engineers wanting to reduce dead load to increase live load
  • modular in width and length which span from floor beam to floor beam
  • new or rehabilitation
  • were applicable build 2% cross fall from CL
  • replace open steel grating systems, up to 40%  dead load savings
  • replace orthotropic steel systems with our system that weighs up to 40% less without corrosion

 
3.25m wide x 13m long spans from floor beam to floor beam as no stringers required

 


4m wide panel x 15m long 

 
single lane truss 32m long increased live load from 4 ton to 22 ton

 

 

 

RIGID SPAN

  • modular in width and length
  • lower depth of section compared to precast concrete rigid span systems
  • one fifth weight of concrete for ease of shipping and installation
  • less than half the modular panels to install compared to concrete
  • dowelling, rebar and pouring a 150mm concrete distribution deck not required

 


12m long x 5.5m wide with depth of section 508mm or 90mm less than concrete rigid spans 

 

 

 

DOUBLE TEE  OR   TRIPLE TEES

15m long x 9m wide 

triple tee bridge panel 15m long to be set into abutmenttriple tee  

fiberglass composite triple tee panels set into fiberglass composite abutments

 two triple tee panels set in place

fiberglass composite triple & Double tee set in place fiberglass composite abutments

two triple tee panels and one double tee panel set in place 

 

 

ABUTMENTS

  • modular in width and length
  • one fifth weight of concrete for ease of shipping and installation
  • connection into cast in place key way with hold down anchors
  • connection into fiberglass composite approach slabs key way

 prefab abutment 15m long for double and triple tee bridge segments

 

WING WALLS

  • modular in width and length
  • one fifth weight of concrete for ease of shipping and installation 
  • connection into cast in place key way with hold down anchors

 

 

 

APPROACH SLABS

  •  modular in width and length
  • one fifth weight of concrete for ease of shipping and installation
  • mechanical and chemical connection system to bridge and wing walls

 prefab approach slab upright for picture

 

 

 

SIDEWALKS 

  •  modular in width and length
  • approx. 80% less weight than concrete
  • approx. 40% less weight than steel
  • immune to corrosion, de-icing materials
  • polyacrylate aggregate wearing surface
  • concrete or asphalt overlay

 

light weight side walk which can cantilevered 

 

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Our company provides alternative design solutions/products to meet the critical needs of being on time and budget.

 

Since 2000 the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC)  has allowed for the design of advanced fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) which  has offers tremendous potential to meet the critical needs for rehabilitation of existing bridges and construction of new bridges because the value added engineered wood (30Mpa) is encapsulated with robust and durable fiberglass reinforced epoxy (800Mpa) with high strength to weight ratios that compared to concrete cast in place decks weigh 80% less, erected twice as fast and have a service life three times greater because the epoxy reinforcement is immune to conditional loads such as water ingress, salt, de-icing materials.

 

Fiberglass composite prefabricated bridge panels are modular in width  and length;  providing redundant load paths that satisfy in service stiffness requirements and exceed section strength requirements. Ultimate loads provide for safety factors in excess of five when compared to in service conditions.

 

The major component is bidder’s price, as project cost savings in time and money compels bridge owners to adopt the judicious and innovative use of fiberglass composite structures

 

 

BUILDING BETTER BRIDGES FOR LIFE

Modular in width and length

 Epoxy Fiberglass

Immune to

Water Ingress

De-cing Materials 

High Strength

       Low Weight        
Robust

Durable