Composite Arch Bridge (Bridge-in-a-Backpack)

auburnbridgeforweb2.jpgThe Composite Arch Bridge is a lightweight, corrosion resistant system for short to medium span bridge construction using FRP composite arch tubes that act as reinforcement and formwork for cast-in-place concrete. The arches are easily transportable, rapidly deployable and do not require the heavy equipment or large crews needed to handle the weight of traditional construction materials.

In November 2013, the Composite Arch Bridge received national certification from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), allowing national transportation departments to take advantage of this innovative infrastructure bridge system.

This technology is currently licensed to Advanced Infrastructure Technologies. For more information, please contact Advanced Infrastructure Technologies.

 

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