The Pont de Thouaré-sur-Loire bridge in northwestern France was built between 1879 and 1882. In order to keep up with modern traffic flows and correct years of corrosion, the aging, quarter-mile long bridge underwent a complete renovation in 2017.
Manufactured by Birmingham Concrete Design in Irondale, owned and operated by Michael Morris. Used SMARTUP UHPC material to build a conference room table for National Cement Company’s plant in Ragland, Alabama.
UHPC has been a major component in many Accelerated Bridge Construction or ABC projects. To date, the major use of UHPC has been in prefabricated bridge element construction; sometimes called closure pours. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently utilized UHPC for prefabricated bridge element connections on a series of five bridges in North Texas.