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 is proud to have been involved in 4 of the stadiums due to host FIFA Worldcup games in Russia. Pictured is Mordovia Arena in Saransk. Macalloy has provided galvanised M48 tension bars, turnbuckles and connection discs to help support the roof. The first match their will be held on 16th June.
Arc by Crown, are luxury apartments in Sydney, Australia, designed by globally renowned architect Koichi Takada. Residents will enjoy panoramic views from the two glass steel towers that soar high into the Sydney skyline. Over 300 Macalloy Stainless 520 M42 Tendons have been used to help support the roof.
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.