Sign gantry

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The sign bridge (also called signpost bridge or traffic sign bridge, VZB for short ) is part of the road equipment and serves as a carrier system for signposting or variable message signs . It is mainly used on motorways or multi-lane inner - city roads and enables safe traffic control there.

A sign gantry consists of a transom / stem construction (steel or aluminum box girder , more rarely also made of concrete ), which is attached to foundations on the side of the roadway and, if necessary, equipped with an impact base .

In addition to the bridge variant, a one-sided installation (called a jib or cantilever arm ) is also possible. In any case, due to the large area exposed to wind, a static calculation must prove the stability of the construction.

Illustrations (examples)

Norms and standards

  • Additional technical contract conditions and guidelines for civil engineering structures (ZTV-ING)
  • RVS 13.03.51 signpost bridges
  • RVS 04/13/31 signpost bridges

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