When you’re looking to build a bridge over a creek, bridge kits for creeks and other projects are a great option. 

A bridge kit:

  • Is shipped directly to the construction site
  • Includes a complete set of assembly instructions 
  • Can be constructed on-site without any specialized tools
  • Each part is clearly labeled 

Continue reading to determine if a bridge kit is suitable for your project and learn more about the bridge kit ordering process. 

Is a Bridge Kit Right for Me?

If you’re looking to build a bridge, but you’re not sure if a bridge kit is “right for you,” here are questions to ask yourself to help evaluate if a bridge kit is right for you.

  • Do you need a quick assembly process?
  • Do you need a minimal workforce to assemble the bridge?
  • Do you need a bridge that can be assembled with little equipment?
  • Are you building a bridge in a remote location?
    • If so, you need a bridge kit that is easy to transport.
  • Do you need a short on-site construction time?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, a bridge kit might be the best solution for your project. 

How Does a Bridge Kit for Creeks Work?

Bridge kits for creeks help to simplify the bridge construction process and make the bridge assembly process quick and efficient. You’ll work with designers and engineers to select the best material and design. Once the material is selected and the design is approved the bridge kit is manufactured to your specifications and delivered to the bridge site. It’s that simple! 

Here is a brief overview of what you can expect once you move forward with your bridge kit. 

Step #1 Bridge Planning and Design Process 

  • Choose the structural design 
  • Environmental considerations 
  • Select bridge features 

Step #2 Manufacture Process

  • Precision CNC machine is used to ensure all parts are exact and eliminate human error 
  • All bridge parts are clearly labeled within the shop for easy assembly 
  • Pre-assembly certification provided to guarantee fit and function of critical components

Step #3 Delivery and Assembly 

  • On-site delivery 
  • Parts are unassembled 
  • Parts are all individually labeled 
  • Full set of instructions 
    • Assembly plans
    • Field assembly instructions 
    • Assembly video
  • On-call support 

What is Fiber Reinforced Polymer?

A relatively new product has entered the bridge construction process, and it’s called fiber reinforced polymer, or FRP. FRP is structural fiberglass that is manufactured by a process called pultrusion.  

Why FRP for Bridges?

FRP provides tremendous value during the construction of creek, pedestrian, equestrian, and lightweight vehicle bridges. 

Some of the benefits include:

  • Minimal maintenance 
  • Extremely durable 
  • Easy to transport 
  • 100+ year lifespan 
  • Corrosion-resistant 

Example of FRP Bridges

See some of our latest FRP bridge projects here.

Areté Structures Bridge Kits for Your Specific Needs 

Finding a bridge kit option that’s easy to install, can be constructed quickly, and meets your project’s needs can take time. That’s when the Areté Structures team can help! We will assist you through the design process and provide on-call support when it’s time to assemble your bridge. As a certified small business, you can always count on us. 

Contact us to get started or complete our online quote form