Friargate Bridge / Coventry, UK
The new bridge deck was created as part of Coventry City Councils Friargate development of the City Centre.
EMJ designed and manufactured various panel lengths to the suit the skew of the beams ranging in lengths from 1987 mm to 3274 mm in lengths to suit the design requirements of the bridge.
A large quantity of panels were delivered to steel fabricators yard for off-site installation onto paired braced beams. This method benefits the contractor and their client as it reduces cranage on site and improves speed of installation with increased safety on site. Intermediate panels can then be easily installed using off-site installed panels as a safe working platform.
- Deck area 2655m2
- Variations in panel lengths and widths to accommodate design
- Installation rate – Full deck installed in 2.5 days with 3 man crew = 212m2 per day
- Haunched panels and service bay panels required to carry 440mm concrete deck depth
New road bridge construction to include public boulevard link to city centre railway
Employer: Coventry City Council