Launching Girder Construction Engineering

Launching Girder

The launching girder is normally a steel structure with rather sophisticated equipment, moving forward on the bridge piers span by span. This method is highly adaptable for a wide range of spans and types of superstructure, and can handle prefabricated elements. In fact, launching girders are most often used for placing prefabricated segments, match-cast and stressed together, or complete units spanning from pier to pier.

Launching girder method has been developed for multi-span bridges over difficult terrain or water & traffic where scaffoldings are expensive or not feasible due to various reasons.