Cantilever traveler – the technique that builds impressive results.

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_dsc0364aThe cantilever traveler is Brazilian! That’s right. The technique was born in Brazil, but it already took the world in several countries for the construction of bridges and flyovers, stayed or otherwise. The Emílio Baumgart Bridge over Rio Peixe, in Santa Catarina, a project of the engineer Emílio Baumgart, was the first work to use the cantilever traveler, in 1930. After 20 years, the technique arrived on Germany. The method continues to be widely used, incorporating modern technologies.

But what is the purpose of the cantilever traveler? The method fits perfectly works that do not have shoring support directly on the ground and that have large spans. The structures are then carried out using staves, being concreted in steps from pillars and with the support of trusses metallic. The staves can vary from 3 m to 6 m, weigh from 100 tons to 200 tons and the segments can be concreted on site or pre-molded. Other advantage of the cantilever traveler is allowing the progress of works without traffic interruptions.

Safety and efficiency make the cantilever traveler a technique ready to face challenges and be practical for all those involved in the project. Consider this technique for works that fit the needs described!