Bridges are a type of construction that is very interesting and intriguing as a manmade structure. Bridges have been built all over the world using a variety of materials and have been architecturally designed in several different ways.
The main goal when designing and building a bridge is to ensure it is strong, durable, and will last. When bridge construction first started, many materials that began to fail were used. Often, concrete is used for repairs or for the original construction of the bridge. However, is this the best option?
What are the Most Popular Concrete Bridges Built to Date?
- Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco, Ca
- Sydney Harbour Bridge: Sydney, Australia
- Ponte Vecchio: Florence, Italy
- Brooklyn Bridge: New York City, NY
- Gateshead Millennium Bridge: Gateshead, England
- Tsing Ma Bridge: Hong Kong, China
- Akashi-Kaiko/Pearl Bridge: Kobe-Naruto, Japan
- Hangzhou Bay Bridge: Zhejiang, China
- Nanpu Bridge: Shanghai, China
- Tower Bridge: London, England
Often when we think of famous bridges, we find them historical, we want them to keep standing because they also serve a major purpose of helping people get where they need to go. Many people around the world will depend on a bridge to travel across to areas they normally would not be able to cross. Though, often the bridges are showing beautiful architecture, they have become a necessity.
When a bridge begins to fail, crack, or break, it threatens the integrity of the bridge and the lives of those who are using it. There are economical ways to fix the bridge that do not cost as much as other solutions. Is concrete that solution?
Concrete repair can provide an economical solution for an aging bridge. It is stronger than other materials that were used previously throughout the history of construction of bridges. Bridges are connecting land, over water, choosing the right foundation for the bridge is the challenging process. The foundation of a bridge is often underwater, making it a more challenging process to understand if this is the correct solution.
When working with bridge foundation it can be a dangerous project, and the building materials should be able to withstand being submerged underwater. The workers are often at risk when having to do under water work. Therefore, a helical pier may be the best option for the foundation and foundation repair of bridges. Using helicals can allow for workers to be less at risk for trying to install, build, or repair the foundation of a bridge. Concrete may be moldable, but it is not the easiest thing to install underwater. The patented PierTech system will withstand water much better than any other construction material that can be used in bridge construction.
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