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OKA ARCH BRIDGE SYSTEM                                                                                 PDF Brochure    
The Innovative Precast Arch Bridge System

OKA Arch Bridge System ("ABS") is a buried arch system consisting of multiple SINGLE-PIECE precast reinforced concrete ARCH units that are placed together to form a complete bridge or underground structure.  The precast arch units are either supported on strip footings founded on rock or piles or alternatively founded on continuous raft footing.

OKA Arch Bridge System offers a fast, cost effective and unrivalled aesthetic solution whether to replace an aging, deficient bridge; span a creek or river; build an underpass or tunnel for vehicular traffic.

The design of OKA Arch Bridge System is optimized taking full advantage of the arch's geometry and the soil-structure interaction that is made possible from a planned staged backfilling sequence.


 

APPLICATION
 

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Multi-span ARCH
(Longer Span Structure)

 Drainage Culvert
 Pedestrian Underpass / Vehicular Underpass
 Utility Tunnel
 Storage Bunker
 Underground storage structure
 Single-Span for short to Medium Span Arch structure
 Multi-Span Application for longer Span Arch Structure
 Combined Application
for Pedestrian + Drainage + Vehicular Traffic

 

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Single-span ARCH
(Short to Medium Span Structure)

 ADVANTAGES
 Aesthetically Pleasant
 

Fast Installation - Single-carriageway arch bridge can be installed in a day

 Ease of Installation - Less labour required
 

Wide Clear Span - increase water flow velocity; free of debris accumulation problem at inlet that impedes flow and eventually causing blockage

 

No Expansion Joints - Maintenance free and very smooth ride; no deck maintenance problems

 

Short to Long Span Arch Bridge - single or multi-span arch bridge structure can be constructed with ease

 

Superior Strength and Durability - Precast arch units are manufactured using high strength concrete of low water/cement ratio that warrants durability requirements

 

Quality - Precast arch units are manufactured under controlled factory environment with stringent ISO 9001:2008 quality management system


CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCES

1. Preparation and construction of structural foundation to receive precast Arch units.

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  Choice of foundation based on Engineer’s recommendations :
  (a)

Construction of 2 parallel cast in-situ strip footing with “shear key” (on top) on a combination of raked and vertical piles, OR

  (b)

Construction of 2 parallel cast in-situ strip footing with “shear key” (on top) on vertical piles and with in-situ horizontal tie-beams/slabs in between, OR

  (c)

Construction of 2 parallel cast in-situ “shear-key” on in-situ raft or pad footing.  *Depth of strip footings depends on site conditions and Project’s requirements.

 
2.

Levelling pads are set up at 1.2m centres along the “shear key”.

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3.

Lifting and hoisting of precast ARCH units to sit into preformed "shear key" on pre-set levelling pads.

4.

Grouting of “shear-key” after placement of precast ARCH units.

5.

Install drainage pipes along buttom of ARCH wall on earth faces.

6.

Sealing of joints in between Arch units on the earth face using backer rod, cement mortar, geotextile or waterproofing material to Engineer’s approval. 

7.

Backfilling with suitable materials approved by the Engineer to finished level In planned staged sequence.

 

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 TYPICAL METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION
(ARCH UNITS SIT ON STRIP FOOTINGS FOUNDED ON COMBINATION OF RAKED & VERTICAL PILES)




OKA STANDARD ARCH BRIDGE SYSTEM SECTIONS

 

Nominal standard span available from 6.0m - 12.0m, at 500mm increment.

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Standard width of 1200mm for arch unit span from 6.0m - 10.5m.

Width of 1000mm for arch unit span from 11.0m - 12.0m.

Internal height from 2.5m - 3.5m to suit site conditions.

  
  
  
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*Class L :
Fill height from min. 500mm to 2000mm
  
*Class M :
Fill height from 2001mm to 4000mm
  
*Class H :
Fill height above 4000mm
(Special design subjected to site contions)
  

DESIGN CONSIDERATION

OKA-ABS is designed to   (a)  BS5400 : Part 2 : 1990      (b) BS8110 : Part 1 : 1997 

Hydrostatic pressure are eliminated by the provision of drainage system at the back of walls

Characteristic concrete cube strength at 28 days : Grade 40

Concrete cover to reinforcement : 50 mm on inner arch face; 40mm on outer arch face

Minimum Fill Depth : 500mm

Backfill material : sand / suitable soil material approved by the Engineer with angle of internal friction not less than 30o

Soil-structure interaction approach is adopted in the structural analysis of the ARCH units

 


 

 
 
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