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Wire Mesh For Bridge Design: Factors And Benefits
Wire mesh is used extensively in many areas such as millwork and cabinetry. Similarly, a woven wire mesh is used in architectural installations inside and outside the building. But how will this type of wire mesh work on a bridge? In this blog, the application of architectural woven wire mesh on a bridge will be considered, including major factors and advantages.
Installing Wire Mesh In Bridges
A substructure is essential to draw enough tension on the wires. However, due to the limited area, the substructure can’t be large. Therefore, posts are required to tension the wire mesh in a top-to-bottom orientation. Thus, each consecutive post will create a four-sided frame, within which the wire mesh will be installed in the form of panels.
The tensile strength of a wire mesh used in a bridge has to be significantly stronger than those used in a facade. This is because, in a facade, the wire mesh is supported by a wall on one end, thus facing wind from only one direction. However, in the case of a bridge, the wire mesh will face wind resistance on both sides, causing it to snap. Therefore, it must have excellent tensile strength.
Benefits Of Using Wire Mesh In Bridges
Aesthetic Design: Made using intricate grid-like patterns, a metal wire mesh can add a modern, aesthetic vibe to the location. With the use of lights, its beauty can be further enhanced during nighttime.
Durability: Made mainly using stainless steel, it offers considerable durability against the elements. Therefore, they can withstand impacts and corrosion for a long time.
Improved Safety: They can also double as a guard rail system, preventing small falls and accidents on the bridge.
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