Lifespan Structures design, manufacture and supply

composite footbridges to clients and contractors


Lifespan Structures has been established to provide a design, manufacture and supply service for FRP bridge decks to bridge owners and contractors.

Lifespan Structures links up UK expertise in Bridge and Composite Design and Composite Manufacturing to provide a design and supply bridge solution which includes;

  • Bridge Design
  • Composite Design
  • Composite Manufacturing
  • The provision of tender supply prices to established or preferred civil engineering supply partners.



Lifespan Structures can;

  • Develop a conceptual design for both new and replacement bridges using FRP structures,
  • Simplify the design and procurement processes in line with BD90/05 Design of FRP Bridges and Highway Structures.
  • Allow clients to procure long lasting, cost effective structures without the costly ongoing maintenance.

Conceptual Design Input

Lifespan Structures involvement at Conceptual Stage allows;

  • Structural Bridge Design to be completed.
  • Development of a Composite Design.
  • Maximised efficiency in the manufacturing processes.
  • Production of a cost effective, elegant composite structure for even simple bridges.
  • Capital costs of a composite footbridge to be much more in line with those of traditional steel and timber type structures.
  • The owner to take full advantage of the whole life cost benefits.

Multi Media Bar

The Institution of Structural Engineers – CPD Seminar

Director John Drewett is presenting a paper on Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites...

Bird Ridding Footbridge, North Yorkshire

Following the successful design and installation of a new FRP footbridge at Bird Ridding...

CompIC Conference Amsterdam February 2017

John Drewett presented a case study based around a project called Sedlescombe Bridge and...

Bridging The Gap CPD

Lifespan Structures are offering a CPD to Clients and Designers of bridges in the use of...

Lifespan FRP Bridge 18 Months Old

The FRP Bridge at Sedlescombe was recently inspected and was found to still looking...