FRP Stringer Bridge for Alberta Parks

Project Overview

In the Spring of 2021 Areté Structures supplied (2) FRP Stringer Bridges to the Alberta Parks in Alberta Canada.  The 2 spans were installed as one continuous bridge with a pier at the splice.  The bridges are four feet wide and slate gray color.  The first section is ten feet long and the second section is twenty-five feet long totaling a length of thirty-five feet.  The customer supplied local wood to be used for the railing and Areté Structures supplied the details for attaching the railing.


FRP Bridge Design

  • Allowable Stress Design (ASD) Method
  • 85 PSF Pedestrian Live Load
  • 35 PSF Wind Load
  • 40 PSF Snow Load

    I-Beam Bridge Structure Specifications:

    • FRP Simple I-Beam Stringer Design

    • Strongwell EXTREN® 500 Series FRP structural shapes

    • Standard hot-dipped galvanized steel hardware kit

    • Color: Slate Gray

    • FRP non-skid decking

    • Timber railing supplied by customer; attachment details supplied by Areté Structures