Patent Number: 6,167,582

Title: Floating bridge

Abstract: A floating bridge includes at least two pontoons adjoining one another in a longitudinal direction of the bridge. Each pontoon includes two outside floats and at least two inside floats hinged together in a transverse direction of the bridge. Each float includes an upper roadway section and at least the inside floats each include a bottom plate having an integrated tension chord. Connecting elements connecting the inside floats of the two adjoining pontoons. The connecting elements are arranged in a region of the tension chords integrated into the bottom plates of the inside floats and respectively connect the tension chords of the two adjoining inside floats. Each connecting element comprises a bolt coupling including a horizontally arranged bolt. The connecting elements are arranged so that a spacing exists in a region of the roadway section between the inside floats of the adjoining pontoons to permit a powerless tilting of the respective adjoining pontoons relative to each other and around the bolts of the connecting elements.

Inventors: Wiedeck; Hans-Norbert (Mulheim/Ruhr, DE)

Assignee: MAN Technologies AG

International Classification: B63B 35/34 (20060101); B63B 35/36 (20060101); E01D 15/00 (20060101); E01D 15/20 (20060101); E01D 015/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018