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~ Nature of Business ~

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INTRODUCTION
The nature of the Mabey Bridge business is a range of pre-engineered bridge systems and bespoke bridges

Development
Design Manufacture

Supply
Supervise Erection Construction

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Development design for new bridge systems

Design of bridges for client applications


Apply pre-engineered designs One off designs Launch & Erection schemes Product assembly manuals Site supervision Bridge inspections

PRODUCTS

Compact 100 Bridging

Compact 200 Bridging

Mabey Universal Bridging

Delta Bridging

Pontoons

UCBs

Flyovers

Lifting Bridges

Bespoke Designs

PANEL BRIDGE DESIGN

BASIS OF DESIGN
Code of practice

Components and main members are designed to codes of practice

The Panel type bridge is not covered by standard codes of practice


Testing

The compact 200 Panel bridge has


been comprehensively tested by MabeyBridge and by Independent Authorities - Individual Components have been tested - Full scale static load tests for both bending and shear capacities - Fatigue tests

Testing of individuals components Deck Unit tested with different load patches including HA and HA + 30HB

Basis of Design

Full scale static tests of Compact 200 bridging

Basis of Design

Fatigue tests were carried out so that the number of loading cycles can be determined for each bridging solution

Basis of Design

Design Process Road-widths


Single lane 3.15m road-width
3.15mm

Single lane 4.20m road-width

4.20mm

7.35mm

Two lane 7.35m road-width

Compact 200 panel bridging is designed for standard highway loads (eg. HS20 and HA)

or special vehicle loads

Design Process

Site restrictions Restricted construction area behind the launching rollers Existing structure Launch plane on a gradient Ground conditions

Design Process

Mabey Bridge Engineers carry out detailed designs using a number of software packages and calculations when required

Design Process

Design Process
33.5m Span Bridge with a road width of 4.20m carring HA loading the construction would be as follows:

Construction = DSHR1H++ = Double Single construction with Reinforcement Chords fitted


to the top and bottom of the inner panel line

4.20mm

DESIGN PROCESS
Mabey Bridge have a wide range of technical data manuals which cover all aspects of Compact 200 Panel Bridging, these include the following

General Arrangement draiwing of the required bridge Abutment Details Launch & Erection Scheme Technical Data Manuals

General Arrangement Drawings

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MABEY COMPACT (200) BRIDGING GENERAL ARRANGEMENT FOR A SINGLE SPAN 39.6m (13 BAY) BRIDGE 3.15m ROADWIDTH - SSHRH++ CONSTRUCTION - STEEL DECK UNITS GCONCOLORA/TSMOSO BRIDGE SOUTH AFRICA
Drawing No: Mabey Bridge Ltd Station Rd Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 5YL United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1291 623 801 Fax: +44 (0)1291 625 453 sales@mabeybridge.co.uk www.mabeybridge.co.uk

This drawing is the property of Mabey Bridge Ltd and it must not be reproduced, copied or disposed of directly or indirectly or used for any purpose other than that for which it is specifically provided. The apparatus as shown in this drawing is of a proprietary nature to Mabey Bridge Ltd and is covered by patents. Scale: As Shown Do Not Scale From This Drawing Original Sheet Size = A1 (841mm x 594mm)

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Original Details

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24/08/09 Date

E05270/101

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Above is an example of a standard GA.

Abutment details are supplied in the form of a drawing. This drawing is produced using a piece of software developed by Mabey Bridge.

Abutment Details

Abutment Details

Abutment Fixed (tonnes) Vertical Reactions Structural Steelwork Live Load Wind Launching Horizontal Reactions - Longitudinal Braking/Traction Launching Frictional Bearing Restraint Wind Structure only Wind Structure and Live Load Horizontal Reactions - Transverse Wind Structure only Wind Structure and Live Load 5.5 8 15.5 4.5 3 3 4 20 48 3.5 45

Abutment Sliding (tonnes)

20 48 3.5 25

10 2.5 3 3 4

5.5 8

NOTES
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Title: Copyright This drawing is the property of Mabey Bridge Ltd and it must not be reproduced, copied or disposed of directly or indirectly or used for any purpose other than that for which it is specifically provided. The apparatus as shown in this drawing is of a proprietary nature to Mabey Bridge Ltd and is covered by patents. Scale: As Shown Do Not Scale From This Drawing Original Sheet Size = A1 (841mm x 594mm)

1. The abutment details shown on this drawing are those that are geometrically required to accommodate the bridge superstructure. 2. 3. 4. The foundations are to be constructed by others, using good quality concrete. 5. The foundation bolts are to be supplied locally, by others. 6. back wall reinforcement should be bent clear of the bridge during launching, and should be omitted completely in areas where jacks are to be used. 7. the span of the bridge and cater for thermal expansion appropriate to the local temperature range. A Revision Original Details RW RP N/A Auth By 24/08/09 Date 8. It is essential that all of the bearings on an abutment are set at the same level in order to avoid maldistribution of stresses in the bridge trusses. 9. Drawn By Checked By 10. This drawing may have been reduced and therefore may no longer be to scale.

MABEY COMPACT (200) BRIDGING ABUTMENT DETAILS FOR A SINGLE SPAN 39.6m (13 BAY) BRIDGE 3.15m ROADWIDTH - SSHRH++ CONSTRUCTION - STEEL DECKS GCONCOLORA/TSMOSO BRIDGE

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Drawing No: Mabey Bridge Ltd Station Rd Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 5YL United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1291 623 801 Fax: +44 (0)1291 625 453 sales@mabeybridge.co.uk www.mabeybridge.co.uk

SOUTH AFRICA

E05270/201

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Above is an example of a standard abutment drawing, it gives all the details a client would require to layout the bridge abutments.

Cantilever Launch

Launch & Erection Schemes

L&E schemes are produced using an in-house programme. Details of the bridge are entered into the interface shown below:

Launch & Erection Schemes

Once all the required information has been entered the programme produces a spread sheet containing the information required to launch the specific bridge.

Launch & Erection Schemes

L&E Schemes

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MABEY COMPACT (200) BRIDGING LAUNCH AND ERECTION SCHEME FOR A SINGLE SPAN 39.6m (13 BAY) BRIDGE 3.15m ROADWIDTH - SSHRH++ CONSTRUCTION - STEEL DECKS GCONCOLORA/TSMOSO BRIDGE SOUTH AFRICA
Drawing No: Mabey Bridge Ltd Station Rd Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 5YL United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1291 623 801 Fax: +44 (0)1291 625 453 sales@mabeybridge.co.uk www.mabeybridge.co.uk

This drawing is the property of Mabey Bridge Ltd and it must not be reproduced, copied or disposed of directly or indirectly or used for any purpose other than that for which it is specifically provided. The apparatus as shown in this drawing is of a proprietary nature to Mabey Bridge Ltd and is covered by patents. Scale: As Shown Do Not Scale From This Drawing Original Sheet Size = A1 (841mm x 594mm)

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A Revision

Original Details

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N/A Auth By

24/08/09 Date

E05270/301

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Drawn By Checked By

The final stage of this programme produces a L&E drawing as shown above, which can be used on site to erect the bridge.

Alternatively where adequate cranage is available, the bridge may be lifted into position

Launch & Erection Schemes

TECHNICAL DATA MANUALS


Mabey Bridge have a wide range of technical data manuals which cover all aspects
of Compact 200 Panel Bridging, these include the following

General bridging manuals Identification manuals Design Data Manuals Client Specific Manuals

AFTER SALES SUPPORT


On going design support

Mabey Bridge experienced team of


engineers are able to recommend which bridge construction is best suited in a given location to the required loading formulae

State-of-the-art computer drafting and


design facilities ensure high standards and rapid response times

AFTER SALES SUPPORT


Specialist erection supervision

Once the bridge has been supplied, the

companys qualified training supervisors can oversee the erection of the bridge and provide both on-site and classroom tuition on all aspects of bridging

Additional and replacement parts

Mabey Bridge are able to supply


additional and replacement parts from stock for immediate delivery