Major order for a tied arch bridge in Belgium

10. January 2020

Following the successful completion of 7 tied arch bridge projects along the Albert Canal in the past 2 years, Mürmann Gewindetechnik GmbH has been successful in securing a further major order in the bridge sector consolidating its success in this key business area. The BR25 tied arch bridge over the Albert Canal in Beringen (Belgium), due for delivery next year, will be Mürmann’s largest tied arch bridge to date. The impressive span width is 173 metres and the arch height is over 30 metres. A total of 62 nominal size M105 M100 M85 tension rod systems will be used.  The design of the longest tension rod systems will incorporate connection sleeves.  The largest hanger length will be 29.5 metres. The  BR25 Beringen bridge will have 2 opposing arches, reducing the need for transverse bracing and wind bracing and achieving an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Tied arch bridges are one of the most popular bridge construction designs in Belgium. This type of bridge design has the following advantages:

  • Large spans
  • Clear design principle
  • Elegant structural shape
  • High degree of pre-assembly

The decisive factors in winning the order was the extremely efficient order processing, a goal-oriented communication approach with the customer and finally dependable supply capability.