Port mann bridge solution
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Ice bomb and de-icing solution David Hah and Nathan Lui
Ice being accumulated on the cables spanning the new Port Mann Bridge started falling as deadly “ice bombs” onto the deck and cars on the bridge.Broken windshield from “ice bombs” WE NEED A SOLUTION NOW >>>>>
Many expensive solutions were thought out such as cable sweepersand hydrophobic coatings.However, they were expensive and unpractical.
We have come up with “The Right Solution.”Proposal:To use custom heated coils that wraps around thecables of the bridge that span over the bridge deck toavoid freezing and build up of snow and ice. Thecoils will be powered by electricity running throughthe bridge the same way the street lights are lit up.With this less expensive method, we do not have toclose off the entire bridge when installing the coils.
Black Coil : Wraps around the bridge cable and releases heat to avoid freezing and ice accumulation Bridge CableThe heating coils will be turned on when there is snow or theweather drops below two degrees Celsius.