Tasmania Freight Access Bridge Upgrade Program 2020
August 13, 2021
Simpson Strong-Tie Composite Strengthening Systems™ has been used to strengthen 7 bridges across Tasmania as part of the ongoing Infrastructure Upgrade programs. Fulfilling strategic designs for load bearing capacity increases, tight timelines and budget constraints.
“The Tasmanian Government is committed to strengthening Tasmanian bridges on key routes to retain the existing levels of service for heavy vehicle freight and community access. These upgrades of state road bridges are in order to allow for high-productivity freight vehicles (HPFV).” Source: Transport Tasmania
With the increase in load requirements of bridges and the need to extend service life, strengthening with Composite Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) can be considered as an ideal solution.
Due to the nature of stiffened kerb bridges, strengthening with CFRP has been considered as an ideal solution. The strengthening and rehabilitation of bridges using CFRP has been widely adopted across Australia. It provides a cost effective and efficient strengthening solution with significant advantages.
Simpson Strong-Tie were chosen for the repair due to their engineering capabilities, technical knowledge and field support.
For more details, download the Case Study.
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