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Reparation of a bridge in Alcira with UHPC beams


In 2019, a concrete bridge in Alcira (Valencia) suffered the impact of a truck, which destroyed its two first “double-T” beams. The contractor requested to RDC the design of the new two beams with UHPC, so if in the future there is a new impact of a truck against them they do not suffer a fragmentation that may hurt the driver. The new “double-T” UHPC beams were prestressed and produced at PREFFOR factory with the dimensions of the undamaged ordinary concrete beams.

Why to use UHPC?

The high fiber content of UHPC implies a high impact strength, so that under an accident the fragmentation of the beam is significantly lower than with ordinary concrete.


  • High impact strength.
  • Improved corrosion strength


  • First reparation of a bridge using UHPC beams in Spain.

More Projects with UHPC


RDC works closely with the client to evaluate the technical, economical and environmental viability of replacing its current solution by UHPC. A tailored premix of Formex® is proposed to maximize the competitiveness of the new element.



UHPC Applications


RDC helps the client to make real the use of UHPC in the daily industrial production. The team supports in stages as the scale-up of the production, the resolution of bottlenecks and the implementation of the quality control plan.





UHPC (Ultra-High Performance Concrete) is an extremely compact and ductile cementitious composite. Its properties make it perfect for applications where durability or maintenance play a significant role, where a lightweight structure is particularly relevant, or where the slenderness or thickness of piece is is important.


Do you think that UHPC can add value to your business? Share your thoughts with us. We can help you

If you feel that this innovative material can help you to solve a problem that you have, to improve the quality of your product, reduce the maintenance required, minimize the transportation costs, or any other, write us. We will share with you our point of view.