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The Through Truss Series is for a high or box truss bridges.

It involves the addition of sway braces and portal frames (transverse bracing) to low truss bridges which increases their span capability.

This extends their applicability to clear-span longer gaps.

In doing so, the vertical clearance above the bridge's roadway sets the truss height. 

Because of the deeper truss girders, shipping of full-depth pre-assembled sections is much more difficult and many times not available.

 The pre-assembly is usually limited to attaching gusset plates to the chord members with vertical and diagonal members being added in the field.  

This requires more planning by the contractor to assemble the truss girders and move them into position



Video - 12.9m long bridge Double Lane

shows Panel two being installed ..see below

Video below - 19m long Single Lane bridge

Tax payers perspective "better than bailey"

 

Video below - 18.5m long Single Lane Bridge

shows panel one being installed 

Guardian prefab abutments installed before closing road;     then road closed, Pony Truss bridge removed, new prefab bridge installed in 1 day

CWBCWB Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc.

 

 

 THROUGH TRUSS