Our steel builds bridges
At ArcelorMittal, we are proud to contribute to bridge construction as we are able to satisfy the highly demanding technical and service requirements set by designers and contractors.
Among our innovative range of products and solutions, some are particularly bridge-oriented and are ideal for short to very long span projects:
- High strength steels - used to design and erect lighter structures, which are more resistant, more economical, and involve a reduced environmental impact.
- Enhanced weldable steels - very high toughness levels in order to ensure robustness and long-life durability, whatever the local conditions may be.
- Weathering steels - require less maintenance throughout the complete life cycle.
- Sheet piles and reinforcement bars for foundations and piles.
- Prefabricated solutions - delivered on site for short and medium spans.
Related news & technical articles
JRC- Joint Research Committee - Published a Report on "Choice of steel material for bridge bearings to avoid brittle fracture"
The EN Eurocodes are a set of European standards which provide common rules for the design of construction works, to check their strength and stability against live and extreme loads such as earthquakes and fire. With the publication of all the 58 Eurocodes parts in 2007, the implementation of the Eurocodes is extending to all European countries and there are firm steps towards their adoption internationally. The Commission Recommendation of 11 December 2003 stresses the importance of training in the use of the Eurocodes, especially in engineering schools and as part of continuous professional development courses for engineers and technicians, noting that they should be promoted both at national and international level. In light of the Recommendation, DG JRC is collaborating with DG ENTR and CEN/TC250 “Structural Eurocodes” and is publishing the Report Series ‘Support to the implementation, harmonization and further development of the Eurocodes’ as JRC Scientific and Technical Reports. Editorial work for this Report Series is assured by the JRC together with partners and stakeholders, when appropriate. The publication of the reports type 3, 4 and 5 is made after approval for publication from the CEN/TC250 Co-ordination Group.Article
Steel gives a new life to German bridges14 February 2018
Last year, German magazine Der Spiegel published an article about the collapse of old bridges in Germany - mostly due to heavy vehicles traffic - and the efforts made to reconstruct and modernise them. The reconstruction of the bridge "Demminer Strasse" in Neubrandenburg with ArcelorMittal beams shows that steel is an ideal bridge solution, providing a sustainable, quick and economic construction.Project News
With its wide range of products, ArcelorMittal provides an extensive set of bridge solutions that meet your project performance requirements. Our sales and technical teams are at your disposal in order to continue contributing to the creation of new links between people.
For more than 3000 years, bridges were not perceived to be typical construction works. They have always been a symbol of mankind's skills and knowledge, and they represent the creation of links between people. Therefore, it is no wonder that bridges all around the world are recognised as “landmark constructions” and are visited by thousands of people each year.