Comparing ReadySpan FRP Bridges with Traditional Materials

Throw a log over a creek and you’ve made a pedestrian bridge. But if you want that bridge to be safe, easy to use and to last for years, you’ll need to choose your materials much more carefully.

Today’s trail bridges, park bridges and golf bridges may need to handle not only pedestrians but also traffic from bikes, horses, maintenance vehicles and more, so it’s essential to use strong, durable materials. At the same time, budgets are tighter than ever, so it’s also important to reduce installation and maintenance costs and get as many years as possible from your bridge.

The information below helps you look at both the big picture and the small details by comparing ReadySpan bridges made with fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) to those made with steel or wood.

ReadySpan Materials Comparison Chart

Whether you’re starting fresh or replacing an aging trail bridge, park bridge, golf bridge or equestrian bridge, ReadySpan has you covered. ReadySpan pedestrian bridges hold up in the most extreme weather conditions, and FRP is the bridge material of choice for a wide range of parks, municipalities, trails and more.

Bedford also includes a structural analysis at no cost to ensure that your bridge is just right for its intended use. The experienced ReadySpan team will work with you to ensure that your ReadySpan pedestrian, equestrian or light vehicle bridge is truly ready to meet your needs for decades to come.

Reach out with questions, request a quote or call 814-623-8125 to discuss your project.