Contractors in bridge rehabilitation have been experiencing risks and difficulties associated with their line of work: safety and inspection issues, environmental concerns, business interruption, emergency situations, and rising labor costs. Safespan™ Multi-Span Bridge Platform System was developed by James Frangos and Lambros Apostolopoulos in 1995 to alleviate the obstacles found in bridge rehabilitation. The system designs are flexible. It uses various methods to connect the platform to the structure, depending on the bridge's configuration, that allow contractors to adjust the platform's height for a desired working clearance.
Fact Sheet ID Number
Construction Equipment & Methods
safespan, bridge decking, shielding, bridge rehabilitation
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "SafespanTM: Multi-Span Bridge Decking and Shielding" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 65.