Ease and speed of construction and the light
weight are often the main selling points for composite bridges.
These particular properties of composite bridges allow for minimal
traffic disruptions, simple assembly methods and high quality
of workmanship due to industrialised work shop procedures. However,
nowadays composite bridges are also considered very cost-effective
when life-cycle cost is taken into account. Contrary to common
believe, these bridges also compare favourably with other solutions
when maintenance and rehabilitation issues are regarded. Modern
paint coatings last up to 20 years, inspection is usually simple
and rehabilitation measures are easy to implement. Composite bridges
therefore are becoming increasingly popular in aggressive climates.
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Due to our long-standing involvement with steel and
composite solutions we have a detailed understanding of construction
and fabrication issues. ABES engineers will provide detailing that matches
the specific requirements of steel contractors. In combination with
our practical experience we also have strong ties to relevant academic
research at the highest level. Where required we can also use our good
connections to steel contractors in many regions world wide.