Test result data are used to assess the structural performance and deflection behavior of this aluminum utility bridge as it will be when subjected to worker and equipment loads during actual use offshore. Distributed load capacity testing verified the truss structure''s ability to bear weight loads across its entire length. During real-world use, the work Bridge must not only pass structural strength requirements, but also meet International Codes and Standards for both the Bridge''s structure and its welds.
“MAADI Group''s utility service Bridge has successfully carried a live load of 8.6 Tons of water,” said MAADI Group President Alexandre de la Chevrotière, P.Eng., “The successful load testing process affirms that we''ve done our job with consistent engineering excellence. We are pleased that our Offshore Work Bridge design/build project meets demanding specifications, including ISO9001: 2008 quality certification,” de la Chevrotière noted.
Data from these load tests will help MAADI engineers continue to design optimal structural loading solutions for more cost-effective, longer span aluminum pedestrian and utility bridges in the future. MAADI Group engineers create aluminum pedestrian bridges and marine structures that are durable, recyclable and offer a maintenance-free lifespan. For more information on MAADI Group aluminum bridges and structural designs, please visit www.maadigroup.com and watch MAADI Group''s FAT Video!