Plate Bonding: Bridge Strengthening, Anglesey

Ram Services Limited - Carbon Fibre Plate Bonding

Ram Services were invited to partake in a competitive tender process for strengthening of the under strength culvert, which included design of the strengthening works (and arranging an independent check) prior to implementation and the installation of CFRP materials on site.

Scheme: Strengthening of Pont Glanrhos, Amlwch Port, Anglesey
Problem: Lack of bending resistance in culvert roof
Solution: Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plate Bonding (CFRP)
Client: Isle of Anglesey County Council
Works duration: 4 days
Contract value: £7,500.00

Following a successful bid, the contract was awarded in August 2000.

Design was undertaken by Dr R C Slater, with whom Ram Services have collaborated on many such occasions, with the independent check being undertaken by Burgess Roughton’s Kendal office.

Temporary works consent was sought from the Environment Agency.

Following a mobilisation onto site, the culvert roof soffit was prepared by abrasive grit blasting before a total of forty seven SBD En-Force CFRP plates 1.4m in length were installed.