When it comes to public infrastructures such as pedestrian bridges in parks and public complexes—nothing beats the all-weather durability and load-carrying capabilities of DEFI FRP. From installation to transporting to project sites, our lightweight FRP material makes it the optimal choice for projects like these. Imagine public structures such as pedestrian bridges that never rot, rust or corrode in any environment. Our structures simply outperform and outlast steel and aluminum counterparts and ensure decades of safe, maintenance free usage.
Wood rots, aluminum, and steel corrode, but DEFI FRP is resistant to heat, wind, acid rain, saltwater, corrosion and has incredible impact resistance. The advancement in structural fiberglass available from DEFI is why more and more businesses and local governments are making the move to DEFI FRP solutions for pedestrian bridges in parks, sports complexes and nature trails.
DEFI pedestrian bridges allow for flexibility in shipping due to being so lightweight. We can ship the bridge as modules that simply need to be connected, a complete kit for full assembly on-site, or we can even ship the entire bridge pre-assembled ready for deployment. No matter which option you choose, rest assured that you will receive detailed instructions on assembly and installment. can be shipped one of three ways: as a kit for complete assembly in the field, in modules that require limited assembly, or completely pre-assembled. With each option, you’ll receive helpful instructions for assembly and/or rigging.
All DEFI FRP products are designed and manufactured with the easiest installation possible in mind. Our components come pre-drilled with applicable hardware. Since structural fiberglass is so light and requires no industrial knowledge to assemble— anyone can assemble and install, volunteers with no construction experience or professionals. Nearly all of our bridges are assembled and installed without special tools or heavy machinery.
When you receive your quote from a DEFI consultant, you will receive a full list of specifications. This information below will give you just a few highlights of the level of quality you will receive with DEFI FRP pedestrian bridges.
DEFI pedestrian bridges are manufactured to the strictest standards using extremely strong E-glass and a special polyester resin that gives it the strength and durability to stand up to a very heavy workload. The minimum thickness of FRP shaped used in our bridges is .25 in.
Railings are at least 42” above the deck for both cyclist and pedestrian use. For bridges used primarily for equestrian crossing, the height will be a minimum of 54.”
Our trusses come with a standard 3” continuous horizontal safety rails on the inside. If vertical pickets are preferred, that is also an available option.
Although our standard colors are green or gray, we can create many custom colors. Since the color is added during the manufacturing process, it is embedded and never needs painting.