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The effect of Heating Temperature in Steel Bridge Repairs

The effect of Heating Temperature in Steel Bridge Repairs

650oC is the maximum heating temperature specified in most international fabrication standards for the steel grades typically used in bridge construction. It is also the temperature recommended by Federal Highways in their technical guide for heat straightening damaged steel bridges.   It’s an operating temperature that gives a good balance between effectiveness and caution. Nothing [...]

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The use of a Hover-Platform in Bridge Construction

I was going through some old files recently and found the photograph below of one of the Avonmouth Bridge site hover-platforms. There were two of these devices used to transport box girders from the assembly areas to their erection points on the site in the early 1970’s. This was the first time that the hover [...]

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