Newsflash | June 2020

All inclusive

The comprehensive range of bridge products and associated services offered by mageba is demonstrated on a current highway structure renovation programme in Switzerland...

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Flexible refurbishment

The TENSA®POLYFLEX®ADVANCED (Type PU) joint, mageba’s top-of-the-range flexible plug joint, has been used to replace the many small-movement expansion joints of the Älvsborg Bridge in Gothenburg – thanks in part to the ease with which it can be installed in sections, lane by lane, with no loss of durability or performance...

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Uplift upgrade

State-of-the-art uplift bearings have now been installed to replace the antiquated pin-and-link devices that originally secured the superstructures of the Delaware Memorial Bridge...

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Colombian university

The new science building of EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia’s second biggest city, is being constructed on mageba seismic isolators to ensure its safety during future earthquakes...

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Supporting clean energy

mageba bearings have been used in the construction of the central tower of a huge concentrated solar power (CSP) facility in China, supporting the receiver onto which the sun’s rays are reflected by thousands of mirrors to heat molten salt and generate power...

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Remarkable aqueduct

A new 15-kilometre elevated irrigation structure near Bangalore in southern India is very noteworthy, but not only for its impressive dimensions – it also carries a road on top...

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Champlain challenge – Part 2!

Work on the second major aspect of mageba’s contribution to the construction of Montreal’s iconic Samuel de Champlain Bridge – its SHM system, following after its expansion joints – is now about to draw to a close...

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Tailored for railway

A current project to supply and install bearings for a heritage-protected railway bridge in Germany demanded a tailor-made solution to meet the various challenges arising...

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Slope no problem

The construction of a steep, long-span bridge in eastern Australia required its bearings to be designed for installation at a very high gradient...

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Newsflash | November 2019

Panamax components

The Atlantic Bridge over the Panama Canal, construction of which was completed in August 2019, is a spectacular bridge that required extraordinary components in its construction...

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3D rotation

The RESTON®SPHERICAL bearing, typically mageba’s optimal solution for accommodating large structure rotations about any horizontal axis, has now been developed for a project in Sri Lanka to also facilitate rotations about a VERTICAL axis...

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East coast connection

A new 1.5km-long bridge in eastern Australia, on the coastal route between Sydney and Brisbane, has TENSA®MODULAR expansion joints connecting its deck to the abutments at each end – with noise-reducing features to minimise disturbance of the area’s peaceful location...

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Dual purpose

Renovation of a narrow river crossing in Hungary – originally built as a railway bridge but later converted to also accommodate road traffic on the same single-lane surface – required the rapid development and delivery of a tailored-to-suit expansion joint solution...

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Houston, we have a solution!

The city of Houston, Texas is getting a much needed new bridge to replace an existing structure, addressing a transportation problem that will only grow in the coming years – and mageba is supplying the bridge’s expansion joints, with a newly developed solution that will optimize their maintenance...

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Ecuadorian isolation

A new hospital in Ecuador, reconstructed following its destruction during a 2016 earthquake, will be far better able to survive future seismic events thanks to the 156 seismic isolators on which it has been built...

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Approaching a giant

A colossal statue of Sardar Patel, a giant of the Indian independence movement, has been constructed on a small river island in the Indian state of Gujarat – with access to the island provided by a series of new bridges...

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Newsflash | July 2019: engineering connections®

Champlain challenge

The specification for the supply of the modular expansion joints required by the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal was particularly demanding in a number of ways...

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Star performance

With fully tested RESTON®SA shock absorbers protecting it, the starfish-shaped terminal building of Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport can be expected to fulfil its role as a major transportation hub for southern China following even a major earthquake...

Skewed angle

The expansion joints supplied for the construction of new bridge structures on Zurich’s northern bypass highway are special for the highly skewed crossing angle for which they required to be designed...

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Kuwait connections

In addition to supplying 58 TENSA®MODULAR expansion joints for the recent construction of the Main Link of Kuwait’s new sea crossing, mageba also manufactured a further 81 joints of the same type for the causeway’s Doha Link...

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Vibration elimination

mageba’s expertise in developing detailed vibration isolation solutions for buildings is demonstrated by an ongoing project in the Swiss Alps – protecting a transportation hub’s users from vibrations from a gondola-type cable car ropeway...

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Another iconic New York bridge

The Queensboro Bridge will soon join the growing list of major New York bridge structures to be equipped with mageba expansion joints...

Sleep easy

Following the Puebla earthquake which destroyed many buildings in Mexico City in 2017, work is continuing to strengthen buildings that survived, preparing them for even bigger future shocks – in some cases with mageba protective devices...