FRP Footbridges

ICE Bridges 2015 – Maintaining Commitment to Infrastructure

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Composite Footbridges, composites in construction, Footbridge Supplier, FRP Footbridges, Lifespan Structures, Lifespan Structures Bridge Deck | 0 comments

ICE Bridges 2015 – Maintaining Commitment to Infrastructure

We will be supporting CRL Composites at the ICE Bridges 2015 – Maintaining Commitment to Infrastructure conference on Friday 5th June, we look forward to seeing both new and existing customers. For more information – http://www.ice-conferences.com/ice-bridges-2015/

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Institute of Civil Engineers Award for Sedlescombe Footbridge

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Composite Footbridges, composites in construction, Footbridge Supplier, FRP Footbridges, Lifespan Structures, Lifespan Structures Bridge Deck | 0 comments

Institute of Civil Engineers Award for Sedlescombe Footbridge

The Lifespan Structures designed and supplied footbridge at Sedlescombe was given a Special Award for Environment Engineering and Sustainability at the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) awards dinner in Southampton on Friday 29th May 2015!  Well done to all involved!!

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Salvage Turn Bridge – Birmingham

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Composite Footbridges, composites in construction, Footbridge Supplier, FRP Footbridges, Lifespan Structures, Lifespan Structures Bridge Deck | 0 comments

Salvage Turn Bridge – Birmingham

Noticed this long span steel footbridge whilst recently in Birmingham. Apparently it has now become Birmingham’s ‘Love Lock’ Bridge where couples place a padlock on the bridge the throw the key in the canal as an expression of there love. This is copying the Love Lock Bridge in Paris, although I believe all the locks were recently removed from the Paris bridge due to structural safety concerns. I wonder if BD90/05 includes padlocks in dead load calculations!!!!

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Bridge of Aspiration – Royal Ballet School

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Composite Footbridges, composites in construction, Footbridge Supplier, FRP Footbridges, Lifespan Structures, Lifespan Structures Bridge Deck | 0 comments

Bridge of Aspiration – Royal Ballet School

This bridge goes to show how interesting footbridges can be made, with the right team involved at conceptual design stage.

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Whole Life Costing for Footbridges

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Composite Footbridges, composites in construction, Footbridge Supplier, FRP Footbridges, Lifespan Structures, Lifespan Structures Bridge Deck | 0 comments

Whole Life Costing for Footbridges

A Lifespan Structures FRP footbridge ‘bridges the gap’ for a client between choosing a low capital cost solution such as a timber footbridge and the longer life solution that a traditional steel footbridge provides, to allow them to choose a solution which is competitive in terms of capital cost and reduces whole life costs.

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BD90/05 Design of FRP Bridges and Highway Structures

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Composite Footbridges, composites in construction, Footbridge Supplier, FRP Footbridges, Lifespan Structures, Lifespan Structures Bridge Deck | 0 comments

BD90/05 Design of FRP Bridges and Highway Structures

BD90/05, part of the Highways Agency (Highways England) Design Manual for Roads and Bridges covers the design of FRP Bridges and Highways Structures. Figure 1 of the document shows complicated summary of the bridge deck procurement process.  The document proposes that FRP design and bridge design should be carried out by the same company or group. Lifespan Structures simplify this complicated procurement process and provide a FRP Design, Bridge Design, Manufacturing and supply solution all within the same company.  

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