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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Another Yangtze River bridge in Nanjing

mageba’s reputation as a top supplier of bridge bearings and expansion joints is well established in China’s eighth largest city, where the 5th Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge has now been built with mageba expansion joints – just like the 2nd, 3rd and 4th bridges before it...

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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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Newsflash | October 2020

Old-style renewed

mageba’s team in Germany shows it has what it takes to renovate expansion joints of any kind – even the old-style roller shutter joints still in use on older bridges throughout the country...

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Loooong life

Considering its exceptionally long expected service life of 170 years, the constructors of the replacement of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi on Texas’s gulf coast have paid special attention to the durability, maintainability and replaceability of the bridge’s key components...

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Engineering art

Most people would recognise the beauty in the design of the New Shougang Bridge, recently constructed in Beijing. But can critical engineering components, such as the expansion joints that allow its superstructure to move, also be considered beautiful? We like to think so!...

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Citywide in Singapore

A bearing replacement project with extraordinary scope – involving 36 bridges right across the city-state of Singapore – has given mageba a chance to shine as a top-quality bearing supply specialist...

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Particular challenges

With innovation at its core, mageba has always risen to the challenge of providing structural bearing and expansion joint solutions to the unique demands of bridges all around the world – as demonstrated once again in a current bridge construction project in India...

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Supporting the arts

The Sydney Opera House is currently undergoing the biggest renovation in its history, with mageba bearings supporting the new stage of its main concert hall...

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Fine-tuned performance

A new cable-stayed footbridge in Hungary is being equipped with tuned mass dampers and spherical bearings that will ensure the structure’s long-term ability to perform well – both structurally and from a serviceability point of view...

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Ecuadorian isolation – building on experience

Following the successful completion of projects to supply seismic isolation bearings for the reconstruction of two hospitals in western Ecuador, mageba was awarded the contract to supply bearings of the same type for a third hospital that was also destroyed by the same earthquake in 2016...

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This is how we do it

Here we use pictures from a project in Mexico City – to supply large seismic isolator bearings for the construction of a new building complex – to illustrate some of the key steps that typically arise when mageba is supporting a construction project anywhere in the world...

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Installation supervision – 2020 style!

mageba’s recent introduction of remote supervision of installation – with the supervision from Europe of TENSA-POLYFLEX-ADVANCED PU expansion joint installation in Australia – ushers in a new era of lower costs, increased flexibility and environmental sustainability...

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Rhineland variety

For the Rhineland Route project in Holland, a multifaceted road and tunnel project, mageba has been supplying bridge bearings and expansion joints of various types since 2019...

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Amazon access

We are proud to be playing a part in the construction of a bridge in Peru that will provide road access for the first time to a city on the Amazon – a city whose metropolitan population of almost half a million people has so far relied on boats and aircraft to connect to the outside world...

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