The Shammal Bridge is located in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE’s northernmost emirate. The bridge can carry up to 2,000 vehicles per hour, and is designed for a 104 year life.
The UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development said construction on the steel span bridge took half as long to build when compared to a concrete equivalent.
Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development, said: “Arch steel structures, in line with the Ministry’s innovative approach and future projects, consist of corrugated iron sheets that are installed as per preapproved designs and project requirements.
“The new bridge does not need any regular maintenance as is the case with other concrete bridges.” The Shammal Bridge has deposed a 26m steel arch bridge in Poland as world-record holder.
During the construction Eco One tasked DuSense to Monitor strain in the arch structure.
DuSense used sophisticated Data acquisition logger Datataker DT85 series model with CEM20 expansion modules and
Vishay weldable straingages for this project.
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