All bridges require optimal designs to ensure resistance against wind, earthquakes, and other external forces. Innovations in materials, equipment, and construction methods have allowed us to cross great distances in safer ways, while minimizing environmental impacts. To create infrastructure that is resilient and sustainable, our bridge experts work with the latest design tools, including BIM, 3D analysis, and modelling systems.
For the US Army Transportation Corps, which is responsible for the movement of Army personnel and material, we designed the world’s first recycled plastic railway bridge. The recycled structural composite (RSC) technology was developed with scientists at Rutgers University, in New Jersey.
Many of WSP’s projects include award-winning signature bridges, including the Finnevik Bridge in Finland, the Redhayes Bridge in the UK, the George C. King Bridge in Canada, the Ekensbergsbron Bridge in Sweden, the Tran Thi Ly Bridge in Vietnam, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement in the US.
We know that all bridges are unique and require a good comprehension of the local geology, hydrology, and wind forces. The development of reliable computer software for predicting structural behaviours, both during and after construction, has helped pave the way to higher, longer, and more resilient bridges.