Thursday, November 12, 2009

Axion lands Army bridge construction contract

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New Providence, N.J.-based Axion International Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has won a $957,000 contract from the U. S.  Army for  construction of two railroad bridges from nearly 100% recycled plastics.

The bridges will be built at Fort Eustis, Va., home of the Army Transportation Corps, with main structural components made entirely from recycled consumer and industrial plastics.

Axion said the new bridges will have rating capacities of 130 tons, "a new milestone in thermoplastic load bearing capacity, surpassing the current record held by Axion’s bridges at Fort Bragg, N. C., which are able to support loads over 73 tons for tracked vehicles and 88 tons for wheeled vehicles."