BRIDGE EXPANSION JOINT INSTALLATION
As experts in the field, our company installed the modular expansion joints on the steel deck side of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge. This particular bridge is the longest-span suspension bridge globally, spanning an impressive 2023 meters. The modular expansion joints we installed are remarkable for their size and are the largest expansion joints ever manufactured by Maurer AG.
The installation involved carefully placing modular expansion joints weighing 63 tons. We utilized a mobile crane with a remarkable lifting capacity of 400 tons to accomplish this task. Once the placement was complete, a cover plate was placed, followed by the commencement of welding operations. Our company used 2.5 tons of welding wire during these works. To secure the joint and coating plate, we employed a joining process that utilized bolts, ensuring their sturdy attachment to the bridge deck.