Specializing In Top-down Construction Of All Main Types of Bridges
You either go over, under or through but never around a bridge. They can be used to cross oceans and rivers, transport cars, and connect two cities. While bridges carry out various functions, it is their shape and size that make all the difference. Here’s a closer look at what we have worked on in the past and what makes each type of bridge unique:
A bridge design depends greatly on its purpose. Whether it’s for functional, aesthetic or economic reasons, all these things are taken into consideration when building. Despite the different style or size, bridges are spectacular structures that make it easier for us to travel from place to place. There’s a lot more to these impressive landmarks than meets the eye, and our team at Nature Bridges is excited to help you get started on your next project.
Pedestrian bridges and boardwalks by Nature Bridges provide aesthetically appealing features that compliment any community development, commercial district or tourist attraction. Nature Bridges uses our specialized top-down construction method on elevated boardwalk and pedestrian bridge projects allowing visitors to traverse even the hardest to reach areas.
Nature Bridges uses environmentally friendly construction methods to build timber walkways and scenic overlooks for any type of coastal landscape while protecting endangered species and plant life, including nesting sea turtles and sea oats.
In gardens and golf courses, in parks and nature preserves, free span bridges are types of bridges which can be added to your project to enhance the natural setting of your property. When planning your projects, consider the following clear span types of bridges:
- Aluminum free span bridges: Aluminum free-span pedestrian bridges are lightweight and provide superior durability, strength and stability. Aluminum free-span bridges require little maintenance, have a long life span and are easy to install.
- Fiberglass: Many consider fiberglass reinforced plastics (FRP’s) the new generation of heavy construction materials to be used instead of steel and concrete for specific types of bridges. Nature Bridges installed the first FRP bridge in the state of Florida, which has a 140 mph wind rating.
- Glulam: Engineered timber glulam (glued laminated) beams are kiln dried and pressure treated, making them long lasting, versatile, economical, and strong. We can construct wooden free span bridges over 100 feet. If you want a unique style, Nature Bridges can customize your glulam bridge with materials such as a stone facade.
- Steel-framed: Let Nature Bridges install one of the nation’s top prefabricated steel bridge frames at your site. Steel free span bridges are some of the strongest, most durable bridges on the market. Consider adding architectural features by installing wood decking or guardrails from one of our many designs.
Our golf course bridges are ideal for foot or golf cart traffic. Whether traversing sensitive environs, negotiating water hazards, or visiting your neighbors, we construct cart bridges that add to the natural beauty of your course and community.
Distinction, durability, strength, and minimal maintenance: Timber bridges deliver all of these crucial qualities. Our timber construction is great for vehicular bridges such as ATV bridges. Our vehicular timber bridges can be built to DOT approved AASHTO, HASO or HS25 highway bridge specifications and carry a three-year warranty.