The Bridge Bollard System has been launched in response to recent vehicle attacks on several iconic bridges.
Bridges are notoriously difficult to secure using existing security products due to the need for them to either be installed by digging into foundations or by bolting them to the ground which can affect the structural integrity of the bridge.
Heald have developed a product which takes into account the level of security required while ensuring the structural integrity of the location to be secured.
The Bridge Bollard System is the only product of its type to be crash tested to IWA-14 standards (against an 18 tonner N3C vehicle travelling at 30mph at a 30-degree impact angle). Its unique interlocking design provides shared distribution of the load, while patent-applied technology offers additional protection by anchoring the bollards into the ground upon impact, thus preventing the vehicle from penetrating the area the bollards are protecting.
The product was crash tested with an array of nine interconnected bollards, with the design allowing for additional bollards to be added to expand the area being protected.
The Bridge Bollard System is also ideal for any locations where large excavation or even bolting to the ground is not possible. Instead, the product is laid flush with the ground before paving stones or tarmac cover the base plates. It can be installed in just 45 minutes, excluding civil works.