ATG Access is very proud to bring you the next generation in bridge protection technology, with the Populus Bollard.
This system was impact tested at the MIRA testing facility in March 2020 to both the IWA 14 & PAS 68 standard. Successfully arresting a 7,500/7,200 kg vehicle travelling at 48 kph (30mph).
As with our Westminster Bridge Bollard, the test simulated a bridge attack and so as such, the angle of attack was 30º. The bollard performed incredibly well and achieved minimal penetration (
The Populus Bridge Protection Bollard only requires a true depth of 40mm for installation; no other upstanding structure is required. No mechanical bolting or fixings are required during installation, the array simply sits within a very shallow excavation which may be planed away.
Installation of the test array was completed by MIRA civil engineers who had not seen the system before in just under 40 minutes.
A minimum array of 7 bollards is required and then individual modules can be added in singular units to cover the length required. The layout can accommodate a gap in the foundation between adjacent arrays to accommodate bridge expansion joints.
This innovative product is not designed to be reliant on digging into a sub-structure unlike other systems and can articulate to accommodate cambers and contours in a bridge structure.
Aesthetically, due to a low bollard height, the system is cycle-friendly. The bollard can be sleeved with a stainless-steel aesthetic sleeve, still providing an incredibly slim profile.
Handrails and fencing can be accommodated to restrict pedestrian access anywhere along the array. Historic or heritage sleeve designs can be accommodated if required. The slim high-security core of this system can easily accommodate special aesthetics.