Buncombe Trail Bridge, Newberry South Carolina

Project Overview

In the Spring of 2019 Arete Structures designed and supplied a 60’ FRP truss bridge for the Buncombe Horse Trail in the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests in South Carolina. 


Design Criteria


FRP Truss Bridge Design

  • Bridge Span
  • 60’ length x 5’8” width
  • Strongwell EXTREN® 500 Series Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structural Shape.
  • Sloped ends
  • Olive Green
  • Southern Yellow Pine Timber Decking and Running Planks
  • 85 PSF live load
  • 35 PSF wind load
  • AASHTO Guide Specifications for FRP pedestrian bridges.
  • AASHTO LRFD guide specifications for pedestrian bridges.
  • ASCE Pre-Standard for LRFD of Pultruded FRP Structures.
  • Strongwell Design Manual
  • Drawings provided and sealed by a professional engineer in the state of South Carolina.