REIDsteel bridges are designed and constructed to British Standard 5400 Highway Bridge Loading Specification or other National Codes.
Examples of Bridge Applications:
Selection of Bridge Types:
Our services include the complete structural design and construction of your choice of bridge and we use only the highest quality British steel, which can be supplied hot dip galvanized if required.
We have included below some examples of steel bridge types and applications but full details can be found under our dedicated Steel Bridges site or alternatively contact us directly.
For more information see road bridges on our Steel Bridges website.
These bridges can carry main road traffic and incorporate 2-lane carriageways, crash barriers and walkways.
As the name would suggest these bridges are designed for walking traffic, although they may be able to carry cyclists and light motor cycles.
Railway bridges due to their complex nature are always individually designed and constructed based on the job they are required to do or the specific station needs.
Composite Beam Bridge
The bridge is constructed utilising steel beams with concrete decking above it. This is then connected by shear connectors to the concrete which enables the steel to work compositely. A composite beam bridge can be made as wide as required due to this formwork and can even include walkways.
Full details are contained under the Standard Composite Beam Bridge section or visit our bespoke Composite Beam Bridges section on our Steel Bridges website.
Through Truss Bridge
Truss bridges are designed for the trusses (large triangulated steel members) to carry loads across a span. A through truss bridge enables the roadway to go through and between the trusses,
For more information see our Standard Steel Through Truss Bridge section or visit our bespoke Steel Through Truss Bridge information on our Steel Bridges website.
Over Truss Bridge
Over Truss Bridges, also known as Under Truss Bridges are Similar to beam bridges however, the beams are replaced with trusses making them lighter and deeper, they are economical for spans
For more details see our Standard Steel Over Truss Bridges section or visit our bespoke Steel Over Truss Bridges information on our Steel Bridges website.
If there are access issues with the intended gap such as no access to enable construction of temporary or permanent piers or no straight level run up to the gap permitting cantilever launch or the span is too large for regular through truss bridges, then a cable stayed bridge is the most suitable option.
They can span gaps from 50 to 200m and although lightweight are very strong and flexible. For a more detailed description please read our Standard Steel Stayed Bridges section or visit our bespoke Steel Stay Bridges information on our Steel Bridges website.
For more information please visit our dedicated website at www.steel-bridges.com