How It Works
The patented InQuik Bridging System is an innovative semi-modular construction method to build reinforced concrete bridges. The design has two main parts: a metal tray, which defines the shape of the bridge component; and the reinforcing cage, which is connected to the tray and structurally supports it. The prefabricated InQuik panels are easily placed in position on-site before being filled with concrete. The construction process is simple and efficient, and delivers a high quality in-situ concrete bridge quickly and cost effectively.
The lightweight InQuik panels are designed to be efficiently stacked and transported in the form of a shipping container, to use minimal transportation resources. All the panels for a 12 meter single-lane bridge can be transported on one semi-trailer.
The InQuik panels are much lighter than comparable precast parts, and can be craned into place using a HIAB or light-weight crane. The InQuik system is fully self-supporting: no external props are required, so concrete is simply poured into the panel. InQuik abutments/wing walls are first installed and filled with concrete, then a few days later the InQuik deck panels are placed and the concrete poured. The resulting concrete deck is a single homogeneous slab, with no deck joints that could crack and require maintenance. All of the fixings for barriers/handrails can be installed in the delivered panel, and for better safety during construction, the railing can be installed before the panel is placed.
that makes concrete bridge building
quicker, easier, safer and more cost effective.