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Clamps specified for Forth Crossing

forth150824Lindapter Type AAF clamps have been specified for securing the cable management systems along the entire Forth Replacement Crossing.

Due to open in 2016, the new road bridge, linking Edinburgh with the county of Fife will be the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world and the longest to feature cables that cross mid-span.

The construction team will use Lindapter’s adjustable Type AAFs to connect cable mounting plates back to a wide range of steel sections, allowing the same product to be used throughout the project.

The Type AAFs provide full lateral adjustability, enabling the cable management systems to be quickly and easily manoeuvred into place before tightening with simple hand tools.

Lindapter says that compared to drilling or welding, the Type AAF can be installed quickly and conveniently without the need for hot work permits, which significantly reduces construction time and labour costs.

Lindapter connection methods are also said to offer a substantial time saving by taking only 1.5 hours to install giving engineers a quick turnaround on projects.

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