The Panel Bridge is a modular bridge system that can span up to 61 meters. Composed of steel panels, these elements are connected together by pins. Its installation does not require any specific tools or heavy equipment and all these elements can be handled by a team of 6 operators.
Panel bridges are ideal in rural applications where access is limited for machines and materials.
The panel bridge can be supplied and installed much quicker than other typical bridge products, making it ideal for a fast response approach in situations such as in disaster relief situations, as well as ensuring rapid development for rural areas.
Because the panel bridge system is fully galvanized, it has an extended maintenance-free life. A panel bridges can either be left in place as a permanent structure or reused at another location, and in a different configuration.
Unlike conventional bridge structures, panel bridges can be installed without large cranes or large workforces. Panel bridges can be launched into place by using a launch nose and rollers and with the aid of an unskilled labor force.
All parts of the panel bridge are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the entire manufacturing process is undertaken in compliance with current international quality control procedures, including both ISO and ASTM standards. The bridging undergoes full live load testing as well as trial assembly to ensure the ease of construction and required performance.
|Panel Bridge Standard Data
|Single Lane Panel Bridge
|9 - 36 Meter
|AASHTO HS-25, RSNI-T-02-2005
|Steel: JIS SM490 (Main Stucture) JIS SS 400 or Equivalent
|Connection : JIS Grade 8.8, JIS Grade 4.8 Bolt or Equivalent
|Coating : Galvanizing min 80 micron thick