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Neaco’s aluminium decking has been specified for another landmark bridge project at Bécon-les-Bruyères train station which forms part of the extensive redevelopment of the Zac des Bruyeres Courbevoie in Paris.

The striking new footbridge is the key feature of first phase of modernisation carried out by contractors, Groupe GCC. It now facilitates access to routes for travelers and allows residents the passage of Asnieres-sur-Seine at Courbevoie. Bécon-les-Bruyères is one of the busiest stations in the suburbs, with more than 20,000 passengers per day, and is set to become a major interchange with upgraded platforms and passenger buildings. The overall development is being led by joint project managers, RFF and SNCF.

Neaco’s National Sales Manager, Peter Melia, comments: “Neaco can now boast an outstanding list of high profile bridge projects which have specified our Techdek system for pedestrian and cycle paths. The product is featured on some of the most acclaimed designs in the UK and Ireland, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Media City Footbridge in Salford Quays, the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole, the Peace Bridge in Londonderry and the Living Bridge in Limerick. We are delighted to add Paserelle Becon-les-Bruyeres to that list.”

“Techdek’s T-Bar profile provides a 74 per cent contact area on the surface yet drains water efficiently and its swage-locked construction between the bars enables high load bearing capability. The system is durable, maintenance-free and comes with the option of a serrated anti-slip surface for safer footing. This combination of attributes makes Techdek an ideal specification for the high traffic demands of an urban bridge and its versatile modular system can adapt to unusual angles and curvatures, allowing it to meet the creative aspects of designs like Paserelle Becon-les-Bruyeres.”

As well as offering bridge-friendly qualities, Techdek has many environmentally friendly attributes: the system is non-toxic, non-combustible, corrosive-free and 100 per cent recyclable with no downgrading of its properties and very little energy required for re-melting. Precision-manufactured off site and easy to assemble with no welding required, Techdek is suitable for many other applications, including staging, modesty screens, solar shading, maintenance galleries and roof access walkways.