Bridge Armor

Bridge Armor Protection

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES has partnered with leading composite manufacturers to develop customized protection systems for bridge support cables as well as other key structural elements such as pylons. Depending on the threat matrix, each project’s armor design is adjusted and optimized for peak performance.

Cable stay bridge applications

Suspension bridge applications

Cable Armor Protection

Cable designs can be adjusted for a wide-range of stay cable/bridge rope diameters to cover critical elements up to specified heights. These systems are manufactured to integrate with VSL brand stay cables and suspender rope products provided through STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES along with other stay cable suppliers and wire rope manufacturers.

A Proven Track Record

Since 2006, STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES, Hardwire and DUCON® have teamed to design, fabricate, and install more cable armor systems in the United States than any other supplier — protecting cable supported bridges across the country. No other team can offer the technical know-how and track record that this team has amassed in the field of force protection.

Custom Designed Systems

Depending on the threat matrix, each project’s armor design is adjusted and optimized for peak performance. Designs can be adjusted for a wide-range of stay cable/bridge rope diameters to cover critical elements up to specified heights. These systems are manufactured to integrate with VSL brand stay cables and suspender rope products provided through STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES along with other stay cable suppliers and wire rope manufacturers.

CABLE ARMOR PROTECTION
THREAT TYPE
Fire Hydrocarbon Pool Fire
Non-Explosive Cutting Device (NECD) Mechanical Cutting
Thermal Cutting
Blast (HEIED) Contact Charge
Stand-Off Charge
Fragment Simulated Projectile (FSP) 20 mm Slug
50 Caliber Bullet
Stand-Off Weapon Shaped Charges
Improvised Explosive Devices
Manual Sabotage Core Driller
Axe
 

Force Protection Design & Engineering Support

Solutions For:

• Blast Protection
• Progressive Collapse Prevention
• Ballistics Protection
• Forced Entry Protection
• Impact Protection
• Fragmentation Protection
• Fire Protection

Force Protection Team Leader

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Design-Assist & Engineered Product Support

• Investigation Support
• Solution Development
• Budget Development
• Specification Assistance
• Constructability Consulting
• Application Engineering
• Quality Control Programs
• Project-Specific Design-Assist

About Our Partners

Hardwire and STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES have performed more protection projects on our nation’s bridge infrastructure than any other firm. Hardwire’s technology and pedigree in protecting goes beyond infrastructure to include military and law enforcement applications across the US and around the world. Hardwire’s capabilities and experience in testing makes them the partner of choice for developing custom products to specific performance standards on a variety of threats including fire, cutting, blast, fragmentation, and ballistic threats.

To learn more about Hardwire, visit www.hardwirellc.com

DUCON a German based company offers a variety of solutions for hardening critical infrastructure as well as strengthening existing structures. DUCON’s advanced technology provides high strength within thin structural elements, creating broad design options for both structural and architectural applications. DUCON GmbH is the developer and owner of DUCON Technology and the international patents and trademark rights. Their technology is marketed and executed by DUCON Europe in cooperation with international partners such as STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES in the United States.

To learn more about DUCON, visit www.en.ducon.eu