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New bridge in Poland uses XCarb® recycled and renewably produced and ArcelorMittal’s weathering steel

Another bridge is being built in Poland! By the end of August 2022, it will unite the two sides of a road crossing a river near the village of Osmolice in eastern Poland. But for now, it already brings together two powerful technical solutions from ArcelorMittal: Arcorox® for weathering steel and XCarb® recycled and renewably produced, for its low CO2 footprint.

“As a project owner in charge of bridge making”, says Artur Kijanek from AZ-BUD, “the faster the construction work, the better. We therefore selected ArcelorMittal’s Arcorox® steel solution because of its speed of execution, but also because of the economic advantages of weathering steel. XCarb® recycled and renewably produced was proposed to us as an added bonus to increase the sustainable performance of the bridge, and although this was not our first thought, it is something that comes to be as important as the other elements. As a construction company, it is our responsibility – and our pride - to decarbonise our built landscape as much as possible. Purchasing XCarb® recycled and renewably produced steel from ArcelorMittal was a quick win for us in this regard.”

The bridge in Osmolice is a single span composite bridge with cast-in-place concrete deck, with a span of 25,60m and a width of 10 meters for which ArcelorMittal delivered 31 tonnes of HEB 900 in high strength steel S460, from our mills in Luxembourg and the fabrication centre in Differdange. The bridge was designed as counterproposal to the cast-in-place concrete deck.