Newsflash | November 2021

Expansion Joints for Gotthard upgrade

The Alps mountains have been a major obstruction to European travel since the days of the Roman Empire, making mountain passes such as the St. Gotthard in Switzerland extremely important as the continent developed – but the construction of tunnel connections has greatly improved travel conditions over the last 150 years. mageba is happy to support the modernisation of their approach viaducts...

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Difficult access

A bridge on a key international road and railway route between Germany and Scandinavia required two bearings to be replaced on a pier in the Baltic Sea. mageba’s German team had the experience and capabilities to plan and execute the work flawlessly – in spite of the challenging access conditions...

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Indian expertise

The engineers of mageba’s office and factory in Kolkata lend their know-how and experience to the challenging replacement of bearings of two railway bridges in the Indian state of Goa....

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Gold Coast quality

The City of Gold Coast in eastern Australia is replacing its important Isle of Capri Bridge, and opting for the use of high-quality mageba bridge bearings and expansion joints in the new bridge’s construction...

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Hospital safety

After gaining positive experiences over the last five years on various projects, the public health authorities in Ecuador are continuing to put their faith in mageba seismic isolator bearings to protect their hospitals in the event of an earthquake...

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Protecting Mexico City’s buildings

An increasing number of Mexico City’s tallest buildings are being protected against earthquakes by RESTON®SA shock absorbers – just one of mageba’s range of seismic protection devices...

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Rocky Mountain Pass

Having passed a four-year assessment of its in-service performance on an interstate highway through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, mageba’s TENSA®POLYFLEX®Advanced flexible plug expansion joint has now been installed on several other nearby bridges...

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Precast plug expansion joints – an installation innovation!

The POLYFLEX®Advanced (type PU) flexible plug joint, often the ideal bridge expansion joint solution, requires care, time and dry conditions for installation – but now a pilot project on one of Shanghai’s busiest city expressways has shown how even these challenges can be overcome, with pre-casting of elements making installation much quicker and easier...

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New York connections

Like the spectacular Verrazzano Narrows Bridge before it, which connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island and for which mageba delivered a complex expansion joint replacement solution in 2017, we are proud to now be doing the same for the iconic Queensboro Bridge which connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens...

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Budapest Central

A set of bridges across the Danube in the heart of Budapest will all depend on mageba bearings and expansion joints when the renovation of two final structures has been completed...

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From Kolkata to Colombo

Our team in Kolkata showed what it can do in supplying the expansion joints for the New Kelani River Bridge in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo...

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Inventing on the job

In supplying seismic protection bearings for a major new expressway in South Korea, mageba’s local and regional teams worked together to develop a new innovation – now patented – to meet the project’s needs which enables a single pendulum-type isolator bearing to support separate superstructures from both sides...

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Half a lifetime

Completed in 2003, the construction of an award-winning bridge in Shanghai featured non-mageba modular expansion joints that required to be replaced less than 20 years later – half the service life that can be expected from the mageba expansion joints that have now been installed...

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From ETAGs to EADs – mageba takes the lead in certification of single-gap joints

mageba is proud to be the first company in the world to have been awarded an European Technical Assessment (ETA) for single gap (or “nosing”) joints since the European assessment system was overhauled in 2020...

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Newsflash | June 2021

Maximum complexity

A recently completed project to supply and install replacement expansion joints for a refurbishment project in the centre of Zurich required an extraordinary amount of detailing and planning....

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At your service – quick as a flash!

When an expansion joint on a key bridge of a busy German autobahn was found to be unsafe for traffic and needed a solution to be implemented immediately, mageba’s local team sprang into action and proved its commitment to serving our clients in the best way possible...

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George Washington Bridge reliable

We are proud that the responsible engineers on the world’s busiest road bridge selected mageba expansion joints to replace the existing old joints – on a project where only the most reliable, high-quality expansion joints could be considered for use, and where additional expertise is required in tailoring the new joints to suit the existing design...

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Joint standards

Ongoing investments in keeping up to date with evolving – and very demanding – European specifications for gaining Europe-wide assessments of expansion joint design and manufacture will keep mageba at the forefront of this field for years to come...

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Viaduct versatility

A current viaduct construction project in Hungary has given mageba a chance to show the versatility of its products and services, with both structural bearings and expansion joints supplied from the company’s factories in Hungary and Slovakia and with fully assembled bearings quickly modified to accommodate changing requirements...

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Danube experience

A major new bridge in the south of Bratislava has given mageba the opportunity to supply key components – in this case, low-noise modular expansion joints – for yet another crossing of the beautiful River Danube...

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Red River Re-opening

Hanoi’s Thang Long Bridge, one of the most important bridges across the Red River in Vietnam’s capital, has just had its deck renovated during a five-month closure – with mageba expansion joints installed to replace the old joints at six locations along its length...

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Bearings for dolphins

The dolphin structures that support a section of wharf of a Rio Tinto iron-ore port in western Australia are currently being replaced – with mageba bearings supporting the superstructure that will connect them across this harsh marine environment...

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Stainless bearings for Australian railway

In order to maximise durability, the newly installed bearings of an Australian railway bridge were fabricated from stainless steel rather than carbon steel – ensuring the longest possible service life and minimising disruption to rail traffic from future replacement works...

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Mumbai connections

The island city of Mumbai on India’s west coast relies heavily on sea bridges to connect various parts of the city to each other and to the mainland – such as the under-construction Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, which like the Bandra-Worli Sea Link before it is being equipped with mageba bearings and expansion joints...

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南京再添长江大桥

玛格巴是世界领先的桥梁支座和伸缩缝的供应商,其产品已在现代化大都市 – 南京的多座跨江大桥上安装使用。如今,南京再添新桥,又一座长江大桥 – 南京长江第五大桥跨江而建,与南京长江第二大桥,南京长江第三大桥,南京长江第四大桥一样,南京长江第五大桥依然选用了玛格巴模数式伸缩装置。...

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No need to meet us halfway

In supplying the expansion joints of the Halfway River Bridge in western Canada, we reflect on what has always been an integral part of mageba’s mission – offering optimal solutions for any particular bridge’s requirements from our wide range of products, and ensuring high quality, so the client doesn’t have to compromise on either...

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