Composite bridges provide significant benefits when compared to steel, concrete and timber in terms of cost, ease of installation, environmental impact, future maintenance, off site construction and safety.

Lifespan Structures now have over 40 resin infused Fibre-Polymer Composite Bridges installed in the UK for pedestrian and vehicle access and to date all have been designed in accordance with the relevant design standards at their respective time of design & manufacture evolving from initially BD90/05 to currently DMRB CD368 and the european guidance document of CUR96.

As the evolution of the design codes develops all future Lifespan bridges will be designed to be fully compliant with the Eurocode Standard. 

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) has issued a fact sheet outlining progress towards the new Eurocode for composites, which is set to put composite materials on the same level as conventional construction materials. The publication of CEN Technical Standard (CEN/TS) 19101: Design of Fibre-Polymer Composite Structures, the future Eurocode for composites, starts a trial phase during which designers and engineers are encouraged to apply the guidelines in real cases.

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