What is a Truss Bridge? Is it right for you?
The Areté Structures fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) truss bridge and underslung bridge are ideal solutions for a remote location where a long-span bridge is needed. Our truss bridges are lightweight and easy to install, which means no heavy equipment is necessary for the installation. FRP requires minimal maintenance and has a 100+ year lifespan. FRP bridge parts are small and easily transportable, learn more about FRP bridges here.
Areté Structures Truss Bridge Design Style
The truss bridge design is the most cost-effective design for longer clearspans. Our design is the ideal bridge for clearspans ranging from 25 to 80 or even 100 feet long. This design option always comes with a railing, which is inherent to the truss bridge design.
Structural Design Elements
The below items are essential and fundamental bridge elements.
- Foundation/abutments and piers (for multispan)
- Floor beams and outriggers
- Stringers (supports the decking)
Areté Underslung Truss Bridge Design Style
Our underslung truss bridge design is unique to Areté Structures. All the structural members (components) are below the bridge decking. This underslung design is an excellent option for anyone wanting to add their own decking and railing material for aesthetic or functional purposes.
Our underslung design is the ideal bridge for clearspans ranging from 40 to 65 feet long.
Areté Structures Portfolio
Town of Woodside California, FRP Truss Bridge
We designed and supplied a 50 foot by x6 foot FRP Truss Bridge in June 2020. The bridge will be used primarily by equestrians that live and visit the Town of Woodside. Learn more about this project here.
Boulder Country Parks and Open Space Department, FRP Pont Truss Design
We designed and supplied a fully engineered pre-fabricated clearspan FRP bridge kit for the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department in Colorado. The bridge supports equestrians, pedestrians, bicycles, and light vehicles. Learn more about this project here.
Areté Structures Bridge DESIGNS
We supply prefabricated trail bridges made from lightweight fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) also called structural fiberglass.
Our prefab bridges can be assembled in a days with instructions, an assembly manual, and instructional video.
Our prefabricated trusses are a cost-effective design that’s customized to meet your specifications and needs.
Walkway bridges can be prefabricated to specifications, delivered, and assembled on-site easily and quickly. Learn more them.