The visual quality of bridges and viaducts is becoming increasingly important. Many designers and clients prefer a slim appearance of traffic bridges. The wing bridge is a fine example.
For these bridges, Haitsma Beton has been manufacturing the HKV beam, which gives the wing bridge its characteristic look. The overhang, where the outer beams are not resting on the abutment, can be twice the beam width - giving the bridge its optical floating appearance and slim look.
Specifications HKV beam
|Span||between 18 and 40 metres|
|Standard width||1480 mm|
|Working width||1500 mm|
|Arch bridge possible||no|
|Compression layer required||no, complete deck|
|Maximum crossing angle||30° greater in consultation|
|Fanning decks possible||no|
|Support materials||support blocks|
|Remarks||overhangs up to 2x beam width
construction height tapering across deck width