How is Ductal® used in bridges?
Since completion of the first Ductal® footbridge in Sherbrooke, Quebec (1997), numerous innovative Ductal® bridge solutions have been completed around the world - with projects completed in France, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South-Korea. Across North America, 15 Ductal® Bridge projects have been completed: six in 2009, 10 more are scheduled for 2010. In these projects, Ductal® has been used for beams, girders, decks, piles, and joint fill for precast deck systems. Thanks to its outstanding properties, the freedom to design innovative, optimized shapes is now possible - and with additional benefits such as: superior freeze/thaw resistance, extremely low porosity, improved flexural strength and Superior toughness - all relating to improved resistance to mechanical sollicitations as severe climatic conditions. Our valued clients, such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the New York State Department of Transportation, the Iowa Dept. Of Transportation, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and the City of Calgary have been heavily involved in the development of their own Ductal® bridge projects.