Project of the month 'March 2018'

Lusail Marine Bridge, Qatar

Structural Health Monitoring System & Load Testing

Two suspension bridges with O-shaped pylon are erected in the scope of the ‚ÄúLusail Development Project‚ÄĚ. The lengths of the two bridges amount to 204 and 186 metres. Both structures have six lanes each.

Problems arose in the course of erection, construction was stopped and the structures were partly demolished again. After redesign by the designer FCP was ordered to design, install and operate a permanent monitoring system with numerous sensors on the structure for the construction phase of one of the bridges. The objective is measurement and monitoring of the structural behaviour during construction and the examination of the planning assumptions. The services also include the measurement and instrumentation of a terminal static load test.