Fibre-reinforced Composite Bridges
The technological developments in the field of fibre-reinforced plastics have been enormous over the last few years. Bridges, manufactured completely from composite materials, as well as hybrid structures (steel bridges with fibreglass reinforced deck)
Composites bridges or composite bridge decks can be produced by means of a Vacuum Injection process (VARTM). Decks for bicycle and pedestrian bridges are produced using pulltrusion, extrusion and intrusion techniques. This has led to bridge building applications that were not possible until recently. And with investments that are extremely attractive, both in terms of cost per year of life as well as set off compared to steel or concrete bridges. Our composite bridges and pontoons offer convincing proof.
The advantage of composite bridges
There is much to say about the benefits of the many possibilities in bridges and pontoons, built with fibreglass-reinforced plastic. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the many options with you. But to already give you an idea of the benefits, we have summarised the main points.
Lighter foundation Lower transport and installation costs
Three times less harmful to the environment than steel and concrete, no emissions during the production process
No technical need to maintain main structure
Calculated life cycle of over 100 years
Material meets the highest fire requirements, is impact resistant, inherently resistant to material fatigue and many times stronger than steel and concrete
Competitive with steel and concrete and cheaper based on net cash value calculation
Customised design and flexibility
Each Janson Bridging composite bridge can be custom designed and finished. The handrails, the wear surface and the appearance of the bridge can be carried out to your requirements. The span, width, beam height, building height and load bearing capacity can be selected without restrictions. And there are no special facilities needed for confirmation of railings and surfacing on the bridge. The result is a striking, robust and very durable bridge with a unique style and look.