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Modular Hybrid Steel-FRP Bridge

Modular Hybrid Steel-FRP Bridge

Canadian Mat Systems (CMS) can design, build and deliver conventional and FRP bridges that are low weight and low maintenance to meet your budget, operational requirements and schedule. CMS carries an inventory of conventional bridges for immediate rental and purchase and has the expertise to deliver and install or we can custom build to suit your requirements.

Innovation is at the core of Canadian Mat Systems culture and we have partnered with Hillman Composite Beams company to collaborate on the design of a transformative fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite temporary industrial bridge. Through its innovative design, the bridge will fill a significant gap in the temporary industrial bridge space across the North American market.

Companies operating in the energy, pipeline, utilities, forestry, heavy construction mining and disaster relief sectors will benefit from the lightweight progressive design, ease of transport, installation and demobilisation. This innovative temporary bridge will transform the way the industry moves equipment, people and material in the field.

About CMS Temporary Bridges

Temporary Bridge



Width of section: 4.2m traffic lane + 1.9m pedestrian lane (can be extended)
Spans: up to 36m, larger custom spans can be designed upon request
Weight of steel girders + FRP decks: 325-355 kg /m^2
Structural height: 1370 mm


The Design Behind FRP Temporary Bridges

Fiber-Reinforced decks are placed on top of these steel girders to span in the width direction, whilst keeping the bridge weight to a minimum, and are connected to the steel girders by a coupling plate.

FRP Bridge
Modular Bridge


Transportation, Assembly, and Installation

All components of the modular system are dimensioned such that they fit inside containers and therefore can be transported by ship, truck and train. To minimize the assembly time of the bridge on site, it is possible to pre-assemble certain combinations of parts off-site to container-sized subassemblies. 1 container reflects a 18.288 m bridge

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