On many bridges the walking surface is above ground level. In order to make bridges accessible to all users and wheeled traffic ramps are desirable.
Ramps can be supplied in the same material as the bridge. This is attractive but on some occasions solid ramps are required.
The most cost effective way to provide these is in compacted MoT Type 1 compacted in 300mm layers. It is best to lay this on a geo textile.
When this kind of material is used retaining walls may be required to prevent the fill escaping under the bridge over time.
The retaining walls can be cast at the s... Read More
Who uses our bridges?
At The Wooden Bridge Company we provide bridges for many different users.
These include Pedestrians, Cyclists, Horseriders, Golfers (in buggies) and all types of vehicle.
The height and style of parapet will vary with the user type and the safety standard required. The above image for example is a Bridleway Bridge. It has a parapet 1.8m high and the lower sectoion is close boarded to prevent the horses being spooked by unexpected things.
This deck is one of scores provided for a new golf course in Scotland. The Committee seem philosphical about losing Members and opted not... Read More