To replace the outdated wooden Canada bridges in Bruges, Belgium, FiberCore Europe supplied two prefab composite bridges, including railings. With a length of 42 meters, they are our longest prefab composite bicycle / pedestrian bridges in one piece.
The Flemish Government wants to gain experience with the use of composite as a building material with these bridges. That is why the bridges are already equipped with built-in sensors during production with which the stresses and deformations can be read. Once placed, a number of test loads were carried out, after which the measurements were compared with the previously made calculations. And it turned out that the bridge behaves in an exemplary way!
Read the press release here.