Structural Bridges


Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk
Electronic Components & Devices

Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk

DAYTON, Ohio – A “Sidewalk Closed” sign used to hang on the Niagara County, New York Wilson-Burt Bridge. The girder structure carries motor traffic and pedestrians across Eighteen Mile Creek. At the end of November, the county unveiled the bridge’s new 5 1/2 ft. wide, 442 ft. long FiberSPAN cantilever sidewalk as part of a full bridge rehabilitation project valued at $4.2 million. With...

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Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.

Offering facilitated installation onto existing structures, FRP corrosion-resistant and zero-maintenance cantilever sidewalk system consists of stringers, deck, and railing and weighs as little as 13 psf. FiberSPAN deck panels weigh 4–9 psf, and connection options include supports at piers for minimized superstructure or gussets that act as floor beams at diaphragms or trusses. Railing attaches...

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Bridge Deck/Rail Platform offers high-traffic area wear surface.
Controls & Controllers

Bridge Deck/Rail Platform offers high-traffic area wear surface.

FiberSPAN pedestrian bridge deck and rail platform products are available with Matacryl system, which combines quartz aggregate in methyl methacrylate polymer for increased durability and reduced roughness. Suitable for areas experiencing heavy use, Matacryl has ¼ in. wear surface that is UL tested for fire resistance. Product weighs 2 lb/ft² and exhibits elongation >100% that enables...

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Spider Provides Float Platform for California Bridge Maintenance
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Spider Provides Float Platform for California Bridge Maintenance

Seattle – Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently provided the suspended scaffolding solution for maintenance on a wooden suspension bridge that spans the south fork of the American River in Placerville, California. The seventy-five year old Mosquito Bridge is just 9 feet wide and 140 feet long, but it is crossed by about 1,300 vehicles daily. The El Dorado County Transportation Bridge...

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Injection Molding from 3D Printed Molds
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Injection Molding from 3D Printed Molds

3D printing has become one of the biggest trending technological innovations of the 21st century. With its logistical efficiency, ability to easily modify designs, and speed of production, it’s no surprise that the manufacturing industry is turning to 3D printing for a multitude of applications. This white paper explores how 3D printing can be beneficial specifically for manufacturers focused on low volume injection molding of small plastic parts. The report features a succinct yet detailed overview of two case studies, both of which exhibit the advantages and possible challenges of making molds via 3D printing. The article goes on to offer advice on how such challenges can be overcome, as well as some guidelines for mold design. If you’re looking to break the mold to save time and money, download this white paper and see if 3D printing is the right solution for your business.

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Construction Equipment and Supplies

Pennsylvana Companies Design, Pultrude and Fabricate a Fiberglass Bridge for the Mid State Trail Association

Loysburg, PA — A triad of veteran companies skilled in the design, manufacturing and fabrication of fiberglass bridge structures recently supplied an 85' long, 4' wide pedestrian bridge to the Mid State Trail Association. The bridge replaced a wooden swinging bridge that had been removed from service due to severe deterioration. The new fiberglass bridge spans Yellow Creek near Loysburg, PA,...

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Composite Advantage's FRP Pedestrian Bridge Deck Improves Safety Provides Critical Connection Link for Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center
Electronic Components & Devices

Composite Advantage's FRP Pedestrian Bridge Deck Improves Safety Provides Critical Connection Link for Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center

DAYTON, Ohio – Composite Advantage LLC's FiberSPAN™ Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product was installed on a new 3-span steel superstructure at Wolf Creek National Park near Vienna, Va. The new pedestrian bridge was designed to connect two main facilities at the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center and provide safe crossing over the 10-lane Dulles Access and Toll Road.  The Barnes and...

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Chemicals & Gases

BASF and Julius Berger Nigeria Add Fine Finish to Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos

DUBAI, UAE - Completion set for November 2012 The striking Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos is Nigeria's first cable stay bridge. It's a landmark construction project that has seen the main contractor, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC make use of advanced construction techniques and products to overcome environmental and logistical challenges and meet stringent design specifications. BASF Construction...

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The Schenck Process MaxiStore Material Distribution Bridge Fills Storage Buildings from Floor to Roof
Electronic Components & Devices

The Schenck Process MaxiStore Material Distribution Bridge Fills Storage Buildings from Floor to Roof

The MaxiStore Material Distribution Bridge is designed to provide the efficient filling of dry bulk solid materials in storage buildings. The system operates by utilizing a traveling and reversible shuttle conveyor mounted along the sidewall of the storage area. Material is fed from outside the building on to an en-masse conveyor located within the bridge structure. Utilizing shuttle belts allow...

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