Decking

After the arches have been positioned, the first FRP decking panel can be connected to the arches.


Light equipment may be necessary during deck installation (a deck panel weighs roughly 7 pounds per foot making a 40ft panel weight around 280 pounds).

 

 

 

 

Special care is needed in positioning the first panel level using a transit. The panels are then attached to the arches using specified stainless steel fasteners along the spine of the arch. A battery drill with clutch is required since care must be taken not to strip holes when fastening the deck.

Atlas Decking

After the arches and the first decking panel has been set at each abutment, the concrete can be placed. No other work operation on the deck beyond workmen walking on the deck can occur until the arch embedment concrete cures to the specified strength.