Bridge Renovation with SUREbridge
Canada has thousands of concrete bridges. Over thirty thousand of these bridges are outdated and in need of replacement or costly maintenance.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. Demolition and new construction is not sustainable and causes a lot of inconvenience. CMSI SUREbridge offers the solution. This will reinforce concrete bridges in a sustainable and socially acceptable and financially attractive way. Check Out Our Projects Here!
Renovation of concrete bridges and viaducts
SUREbridge is a new method that retains and even strengthens the existing structure. Using the InfraCore® technology, CMSI will increase both the capacity and functionality of existing concrete bridges. The result: a renewed construction that requires hardly any maintenance.
More strength and stiffness
SUREbridge is based on the fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) bridge decks that we have been successfully producing for many years. CMSI places a load-bearing upper deck with InfraCore® Inside on the existing structure. The new deck can also be wider than the existing structure adding a pedestrian and bike lane. The service life is considerably extended; up to 50 years.
FRP is the material for the future. CMSI bridge decks have InfraCore® Inside. 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.
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. InfraCore worked with Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), University of Pisa (Italy) and AICE Consulting S.R.L. to develop SUREbridge. (Italy).