Arch bridges – unlocking their potential

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Abstract

Arch bridges are strong, durable, aesthetically pleasing and require little maintenance but very few have been built since the early 1900s. However, this trend has changed as more than 60 FlexiArch bridges have been installed since the system was launched in 2007. The FlexiArch uses precast concrete voussoirs, requires neither corrodible reinforcement, nor centring, can be installed in hours and is contractor friendly. Details of this innovative method of construction and installation of arch bridges are given and the enormous potential of the system for multi-span
viaducts is also highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1600018
Number of pages4
JournalICE Proceedings - Engineering and Computational Mechanics
Early online date15 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 15 Jul 2016

Keywords

  • bridges
  • concrete structures
  • service life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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