Anchor Bolt Tensioning for Overhead Structures


Active Member
Feb 3, 2019
Chicago, Illinois (USA)
If you are involved with the installation of overhead signs, light towers or traffic signals, or if you are interested in reading about structural bolting, this article will be a great addition to your toolbox.

Often times, engineers get involved with installation, inspection & testing and are not aware of some of the subtleties involved in bolt installation requirements. In my line of work, we frequently work with overhead sign structures & high-mast light towers, and there are subtleties in the installation requirements that need to be understood. I break-down a few of them as they relate to anchor bolts in this article.

At the bottom of the article, I've attached some excellent references that may be of help to you if you are involved with structural bolting. Take a few minutes, dive into the content and make yourself a better engineer by 1% today - Cheers!!