There are a number of companies that offer the installation and the removal of a temporary bridges for various site-access situations. Some of the bridges on offer include simple types of timber bridges on to “highway rated” modular-steel-panel bridges that are used for access over drainage ditches, wetlands, waterways and streams. These companies have experience in the installation process of temporary bridges particularly in the industries that include heavy construction, gas and oil industries as well as cross-country construction in pipelines.
When it comes to temporary bridge rentals one size will definitely not be able to fit all situations. This is why these rental companies work closely alongside a site manager in order to decide the best solution for a temporary bridge that will be based on the application, site conditions, budget, public safety, schedules, load requirements and traffic patterns. Once a system has been chosen for a project, the company will ensure that the transport and offloading, installation and then removal of these structures are taken care of.
Once these temporary bridge rentals have been transported and then installed, the structure allows for vehicular travel that is seamless for work crews, site vehicles and equipment. There is always an importance related to deadlines on construction projects and these bridges can really assist in keeping a project moving forward.
Simple Crane Mat Bridges
These bridges are regarded as the most versatile and cost-effective bridge that is constructed out of a superior quality 12 inch-thick crane mat. Constructed out of a combination of steel rods, dense woods and the coated ends that prevent rotting, these crane-mat bridges are described as resistant when placed under compression, durable and well capable for handling harsh weather-conditions and heavy equipment.
Features of the Simple Crane Mat Bridges
•Made for drainage ditches and stream crossing and protect shallow utilities
•Are available in lengths up to 16 foot spans
•Can withstand weights associated with heavy machinery, rigs and cranes. The dense hardwood ensures long-lasting durability and ensure strength
•An off-site non-engineered solution
The prefabricated ready made temporary bridges are regarded as a mid-market solution for individuals needing a solution that is more advanced than the crane-mat bridges. Constructed out of steel railings and dense wood, these prefabricated bridges are designed for light vehicular-traffic and pedestrians.
Features of the prefabricated temporary bridges:
•Designed for small bodies-of-water, shallow utilities, canal crossings and large stream crossings.
•Available in lengths up to 50 foot spans
•Constructed out of steel and wood
Panel And Truss Bridges
The Panel or Truss temporary bridges are the biggest and are able to bear heavy equipment and loads that can involve a width of 2 lanes. These bridges are installed in around one to three days with the use of minimal machinery and tools making the perfect solution for any emergency construction projects.
Features of the Panel and Truss Bridges
•Designed for large crossing application that include large water bodies, overpass and rivers
•Come in lengths up to 260 foot spans
•These heavy-haul bridges can handle trucks that have loads of over 550 tons.