Albany Park FRP Bridge Installation

FRP Footbridge installed.

clientLondon Borough of Enfield
17m long12m long
Footbridge: 2m wideFootbridge: 2m wide
Footbridge: 2m wideService Vehicle Bridge: 2.5m wide


Scope of Works

  • Provision of AIP
  • Bridge Design to Eurocodes & CUR96
  • Manufacture & delivery
  • Footbridge 12m x 2m
  • Service vehicle bridge 12m x 2.5m
  • Galvanised Steel, powder coated parapet

The Client had already purchased 4 moulded FRP composite footbridges from Lifespan Structures since 2018 recognising that for a similar purchase price to a steel bridge the Lifespan bridge significantly reduces installation costs and future maintenance costs. For Albany Park Lifespan designed and delivered 2No. bridges each 12m long. One bridge was a pedestrian bridge 2m wide and the other one was for pedestrians and service vehicles 2.5m wide. Each bridge had galvanised steel, powder coated bespoke parapets to the Client’s design. Each bridge weighed approximately 4300Kg including the parapet.

Lifespan provided an Approval in Principle (AIP) for the Client and proceeded to design the two bridges followed by manufacture and delivery to site ready for installation.

Each bridge deck was moulded in one piece and delivered to site complete with surfacing and ready for the steel parapet to be attached on site. The service life is 100 years with minimal maintenance required.

The weight of each deck was 3500Kg so the bridges could be easily lifted into place using a lorry mounted hiab. This significantly reduces installation costs and increases the safety for the site personnel. Both bridges were installed in one day by the contractor.