flume Industries Concrete Division offer designers a choice of 3 pretensicr.ed bridge beam types for use in bridge cor.struction. These 3 beam types are shown below: For each beam type, a range of sizes are available as shown in the attached tables.
FEATURES • Hume Prestressed Bridge Beams are: - designed to BS 5400: Part 4: Code of practice for design of Concrete Bridges: 1984. produced using high strength concrete with characteristic strengths of between 45 NMI& to 50 Nimm'. used for the construction of highway bridges designed to MOT load requirements.
INVERTED T-BEAMS 1-BEAMS
For each beam type, a range of sizes are available as shown in the attached tables.
ADVANTAGES OF USING HUME PRESTRESSED BRIDGE BEAMS
• No soaffo:ding/ props/ falsework required over rivers or roads. • Reduce construction site activities. • Minimise wet concrete works at site. • Ease of construction.
• Minimum interruption to traffic flow. • Cut construction time-beam production in Hume factories proceeds simultaneously with construction work at site.
• Obtain high quality factory cast beams with minimal supervision. • No time wasted waiting for beams to gain strength. • Working platform immediately available upon launching of beams. • Future extension of deck easily implemented by addition of prestressed beams.