MATIERE® PANEL BRIDGE (MPB)

Installation video of a rental bridge over the Panama Canal, september 2015.

Principal

Matière® Panel Bridge is a modern and advanced development of “Bailey” type bridges:

• modular structure;

• consisting of interchangeable standard components;

• pre-designed;

• robust;

• spans up to 61m.

With only a reduced team and basic equipment necessary for its assembly, the MPB is a bridge suitable for all type of situations: permanent bridges for secondary network, temporary bridges, emergency bridges for military or civilian purposes (storage option for crisis response).

Specifications

MPB, a new generation of steel panel bridge is designed according to International Standards (AASHTO, Eurocodes, …). It is the latest addition to  Matière® high quality modular systems’ range, it complies with the following specifications:

• the MPB is made of lateral panels of 3.05m (L) x 2.29m (H) and transversal beams;

 

Panneau-standard-MPB

• standard lane width (3.15m) as well as extra-wide lane (4.20m) and double lane (7.35m), it can be fitted with a safe pedestrian walkway either inside or outside the truss;

• all components are hot-dip galvanized;

• decking with raised pattern galvanised steel  plates or with anti-skid coating;

• MPB bridges are transported in standard containers.

 

Two methods of installation are possible with the Matière® Panel Bridge:

• craning: faster and easier installation of the MPB;

• launching: when the site does not allow crane access, the MPB can be launched across the gap.

• both of these implementation methods are provided by Matière®.

The Company provides on-site technical assistance if required.

Advantages

Longitudinal modularity : the MPB can spans up to 61meters

 

Transversal modularity : (single or double lane)

 

Very quick and easy to install, either by craning or launching

 

Easy to transport and to store

 

 

Economic and light

 

Bridge pre-designed with interchangeable components

 

 

Applications

Permanent bridges for secondary network

 

Temporary bridges

 

Emergency bridges for military purposes

 

Emergency bridges for civilian solutions