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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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...

Newsflash | January 2019: Focus on cable-supported bridges

Arctic demands in Norway

The construction of the Hålogaland Bridge in a remote area of northern Norway presented many challenges – some of which were addressed by the use of well-specified key components...

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Leafy suburb in Colorado

The city of Lone Tree in Colorado, at the south edge of Denver’s metropolitan area, is the proud owner of an iconic new pedestrian bridge – which we are equally proud to have equipped with RESTON®SPHERICAL bearings...

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Hello Delhi

The people of Delhi, India’s great northern metropolis, have reason to be happy now that their long-awaited Signature Bridge in the suburb of Wazirabad has finally opened to traffic – and we at mageba are also delighted to have contributed to the construction and future maintenance of this spectacular structure...

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Source of the Nile

Crossing the Nile River where it flows out of Lake Victoria in Uganda, the New Jinja Bridge, dubbed “The Source of the Nile Bridge”, is equipped with a modern, noise-reduced TENSA®MODULAR expansion joint at one end – a first for Africa!...

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Case studies showing installation of large modular expansion joints in cable-supported bridges

An ICSBOC 2018 conference paper describes the particular challenges that can arise in the installation of expansion joints in cable-supported bridges, and associated solutions...

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