Lindapter has been innovating safer and more cost-effective steel connections since 1934 with a line of hand-adjustable clamps and bolts that don’t require drilling and welding. These revolutionary products have factored greatly in major projects across numerous industries over the past 80 years. For the month of July, we’re taking a closer look at how Lindapter in conjunction with Glaser & Associates improved California’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge History
Located in Northern California, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is a double-decked dual cantilever bridge than spans San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, connecting the cities of Richmond and San Rafael. Completed in 1956 at the cost of $62 million, the bridge carries tens of thousands of vehicles along Interstate 580 each day. Recently, a new third lane of traffic was introduced, and Lindapter authorized distributor Glaser & Associates was tapped to provide a solution for installing and securing new digital display boards to steel WF beams. After careful consideration, and creation of a free connection design, Lindapter recommended Type AAF Girder Clamps for the job.
What Are Lindapter Type AAF Girder Clamps?
Lindapter’s Type AAF Girder Clamps are versatile, hand-adjustable high slip resistance clamps that are perfect for a range of flange thicknesses. In the case of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge project, four Type AAF clamps along with a location plate with slotted holes were used per connection assembly. In order to expedite installation, location plates were pre-welded to the WT section. This enabled contractors to easily hook each sign over a beam. And since Type AAF Girder Clamps are adjustable using standard hand tools, positioning and tightening was a cinch. Perhaps most valuable was the ability to accommodate a variety of flange thicknesses, which allowed for a standardized installation process across multiple different-sized beams.
Why Lindapter Makes Sense for Your Project
No matter the complexity of the project, Lindapter can provide your business with customized, time-and-cost-saving solutions. Our technical support teams will create a tailored approach and product recommendation based on your specific needs, absolutely free of charge. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today to see what Lindapter can do for you!