DSM, Fibercore Europe and Heijmans Join Forces
Bridge manufacturer FiberCore Europe, infrastructure company Heijmans, and DSM have started working together in further introducing composite light weight bridges in new road construction projects. The companies installed a new 140 m heavy traffic bridge over one of the busiest roads in the Netherlands. Interference with ongoing traffic was minimal during this installation, which was directly linked to the low bridge weight. Bridges made from composite materials have inherently a lower weight than their counterparts in steel and concrete. Moreover these materials require little maintenance and therefore can help to minimize bridge operating cost.
In total, around 100 bridges have been placed in areas such as Western Europe, US and China. This numbers includes many different types, including a bridge that floats on water and a movable heavy traffic bridge, and shows that composite bridges are able to serve many different customer needs.
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