Bridge renovation with SUREbridge

Europe has more than 1 million concrete bridges and viaducts. About 10 percent of the constructions are outdated and in need of replacement or costly maintenance. This is due to insufficient functionality due to (a combination of) concrete rot, heavy load, insufficient row width and penetration of de-icing salts. And because the traffic increases and becomes heavier, stronger structures are needed. But how? Demolition and new construction is not sustainable and causes a lot of inconvenience. SUREbridge offers the solution. This will reinforce concrete bridges in a sustainable way and make them future-proof. In a socially acceptable and financially attractive way.

Renovation of concrete bridges and viaducts

SUREbridge is a new method that retains and even strengthens the existing structure. Using the InfraCore® Inside technology, we increase both the capacity and functionality of existing concrete bridges. The result: a renewed construction that requires hardly any maintenance. The service life is considerably extended; up to 50 years.

More strength and stiffness

SUREbridge is based on the fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) bridge decks that we have been successfully producing for many years. We place a load-bearing upper deck of InfraCore® Inside technology on the existing structure. If necessary, we place prestressed carbon reinforcement at the bottom of the construction. Together with the upper deck, this provides more strength and stiffness. The new deck can also be wider than the existing situation.

NEW: SUREbridge-Tool Software

Demolish or renovate? Send your ‘replace or renovate’ advice for outdated concrete bridges fully substantiated to government agencies with a design calculation for the SUREbridge-method. Using this tool, developed by Aice Consulting and offered by Man Machines, consultancy or engineering firms can calculate the feasibility of the SUREbridge-method within their projects.

Sustainable solution

FRP is the material for the future. Our bridge decks are made with InfraCore® Inside technology. The advantages of renovation with this patented solution: no demolition of the existing construction, more strength and stiffness of the bridge and an extremely long service life of more than 50 years, without risk of fatigue, corrosion and delamination. The bridge requires hardly any maintenance. More about sustainability

Developed in a European context

SUREbridge stands for SUstainable Refurbishment or Existing Bridges. The method has been developed in a partnership of 10 European countries, the United States and the European Commission. FiberCore Europe worked with Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), University of Pisa (Italy) and AICE Consulting S.R.L. to develop SUREbridge. (Italy).

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Our projects

In The Netherlands, Europe and far beyond you will now find more than 1000 bridges and numerous lock gates produced by FiberCore Europe. From bicycle bridge in the residential area to the world’s longest bridge span. And from a harbor bridge in the Port of Rotterdam to the world’s largest composite lock gates. And we are proud of that!

Also opt for circular concrete bridge renovation

Also opt for concrete bridge renovation with SUREbridge. The result: a stronger and wider bridge at lower costs. Maintenance-friendly, sustainable and with a very long service life. Do you want to know more about the options? Or do you want a quick quote? Contact your local FiberCore agent. If we don’t have an agent in your region, please call +31 (0)10 – 476 58 58 or mail to info@fibercore-europe.com

 

Our secret? InfraCore® Inside technology

You can fully rely on our bridges. They are extremely strong. This thanks to our unique InfraCore® Inside technology. We developed this technology specifically for building extremely robust panels, without internal gluing or bolted connections. The InfraCore® Inside technology is based on the principle that there is a continuous structural connection of glass fibers between the top and bottom of the construction. This prevents delamination and ensures that our bridges retain their strength and solidity. Even after many decades. Even after 100 years.