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BRIDGES & BRIDGE STRUCTURES


BRIDGES & BRIDGE STRUCTURES

Pedestrian Bridges
Pipex px® award winning footbridges feature highly efficient Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) modular designs. Using cellular COMPOSOLITE® FRP panels or EXTREN® fabricated truss structures, bridges up to 20 metres long and 2 metres internal width can be fabricated.  Our FRP footbridges are low weight (typically one third that of steel) which can mean large savings in foundation work and crane costs.  Pipex px® FRP structures require only minimal maintenance over a design life of 60+ years. The bridges are designed to carry 5kN per sq metre pedestrian or light wheel loading. They are finished with SAFPLATE® anti-slip floor finishes, vandal resistant panels and can be clad with architectural panels or mouldings to fit into the surroundings

Manufactured from corrosion resistant, advanced composites supplied by Strongwell, the world’s largest pultrusion company, and recognized leader in the pultrusion industry.

Pipex px® have successfully completed fatigue and load testing of Pipex px® Strongwell Extren® DOUBLE WEB BEAM (“DWB”) Products at Bristol University to meet Department of Transport BD 90/05 design of FRP bridges and highways structures standard.

The test confirmed the Fibre Reinforced Polymer (“FRP”) materials suitability for Road Bridge applications, as an equal or approved alternative to concrete and steel. 

Test loadings were;  Static Failure load – 54 tonnes;  Fatigue Test – To 10 Million Cycles in accordance with BD90/05.

The tests were witnessed by Highways Agency and Network Rail, and open up exciting project opportunities for bridge designers, contractors and end users.

Pipex px® DWB can be utilised for UK Highway bridge decks and girders up to 13M spans and provides a number of advantages over traditional materials including EMI & RFI Transparency, , Ease of installation, Versatility, High strength, Lightweight, Low conductivity and a minimum service life of 60 Years

 

To request a FREE copy of this white paper please contact us on 01752 581212 or email sales@pipexpx.com

 

Click here to view the Pipex px® Dawlish FRP Footbridge video

Please see pdf downloads below for further information and contact us to discuss your project specific requirements.