Bridge reinforcement system
CINTEC International’s Archtec bridge reinforcement system is a diagnostic design and installation service, utilizing sophisticated technology and drilling methods designed to strengthen masonry arch bridges, while maintaining historical integrity.
CINTEC says the Archtec process involves numerical modeling and simulation of the loading regime in order to specify a retrofitted reinforcing system. A computer model then determines the load carrying capacity. At the site, the CINTEC Anchor System is inserted into holes bored from either the road surface or beneath the bridge. Then a developed grout is injected, fusing with the mesh, expanding and shaping to fit the wall’s spaces. Archtec preserves the bridge’s historical features without impacting the natural environment. The Archtec reinforcement method can be completed with little traffic delays.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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