Macalloy Tension Bars used in the unique Voldijkfietsbrug Suspension Bridge in Belgium.
The Voldijkfietsbrug suspension bridge is incredibly unique in the way it utilises Macalloy Tension Bars within its structure.
This design uses tension bars for what is generally known as the main cable and the hangers, using a network of butterfly plates to connect tension bars at varying angles to achieve a catenary aesthetic to the bars and achieve the relevant load requirements of a cable suspension bridge.
The use of tension bars can have several advantages over using cables in this application including providing greater stiffness, having shorter lengths to aid installation and is often a more cost effective solution to using cable.
Macalloy are now the proud owners of the Sheffield Business Awards Excellence in International Trade Award. Pictured is some of the team from Macalloy with a representative from the award sponsor Pressure Technologies.
Work is well under way at the VTB Arena - also known as Dynamo Central Stadium. Macalloy have provided galvanised 520 Grade Tension Rods in M16, M85 and M100. Work is expected to be completed later on this year, ready to host FIFA 2018 World Cup. Macalloy is also supplying Tension Rods to 4 other Russian Stadiums/Arena's - again these venues will be hosting the 2018 World Cup.
Macalloy can provide support for installation and stressing of all our products. Site services support includes equipment hire, training of site personnel to install and tension bars and on site installation.