Newsflash | April 2022

Budapest to Belgrade

A new high-speed railway connection between the capital cities of Hungary and Serbia is being built with mageba structural bearings and expansion joints used in the construction of many of its bridges...

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Australian made

When BHP undertook a major bridge renovation project on a railway line serving its mining facilities in Western Australia, it required that all of the bearings be fully manufactured in Australia – and mageba was happy to oblige...

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Hong Kong record

With the supply of structural bearings for Hong Kong’s new Kai Tak Sports Park, mageba is extending its long track record of manufacturing bearings and expansion joints for the buildings and bridges that make up the city’s impressive event and transportation infrastructure...

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Extradosed Experience

The new bridge over the Narmada river at Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which has now been equipped with mageba disc bearings, spherical bearings and modular expansion joints, is just the latest impressive extradosed bridge for which we have supplied such key components...

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The new alternative to rock and roll!

Rocker bearings and roller bearings, both of which provide linear support to a bridge superstructure while allowing rotation about one axis only, are no longer state-of-the-art bearing solutions – mageba’s new RESTON®CYLINDER bearings now offer better performance and new functionalities...

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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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