Haitsma Beton

Super long concrete beams installed with success

Quite recently, the Dutch company Haitsma Beton B.V has successfully installed several 68 m long box beams with a weight of 240 tons. They are used for spanning the main span of the new bridge near Zuidhorn. According to Haitsma Beton, which have manufactured and transported the elements themselves, these are the longest prestressed concrete beams in the world at all.

Long beams are more frequently used in bridge and overpass construction. In this way, it is possible to save intermediate bearing points, thus resulting in a shorter construction time and road traffic as well as shipping get more...

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