Case stories

Bridges

Read more about interesting projects for composite bridges.

Lightweight solution for renovation of footpath and cycleway

When a lightweight material was specified for renovation of a footpath and cycleway in south-west England, the optimal solution was a bridge deck made of fibreglass.

South Gloucestershire - UK

Environment-friendly bridge with carbon fibre reinforcement

When you have 1500 km of canals and a marshy wooded area there are major savings to be made on maintenance by choosing a durable and rust-free bridge.

Kolkwitz - Germany

GFRP footbridge withstands wind, weather - and road salt

For the German municipality of Schwepnitz it was the prospect of minimal maintenance and low operating costs which determined the choice of GFRP composite. 

Schwepnitz - Germany

No maintenance solution chosen for wetland environment

The project specification for a new section of path winding through marshy terrain called for a solution that would not be damaged by the harsh environment.

Herning/Snejbjerg - Denmark

Hybrid bridge in harmony with nature

For a Danish local authority wishing to build a new bridge over a river in scenic surroundings, a solution that embraced both appearance and function was of paramount importance. 

Bording - Denmark

Future-proof solution for railtrack company

Banedanmark, the company responsible for Danish railway infrastructure, was advised by its consultants to choose a GFRP bridge deck for reasons of future maintenance.

Kokkedal - Denmark

The most cost-efficient solution

Faced with the challenge of constructing two new pedestrian and cycle bridges, the German municipality Klettgau opted for a future-proof of their investment.

Klettgau - Germany

Stadt Östringen Bridge

Östringen - Germany

Greenland's first bridge of GFRP composite

With its low weight and minimal need for maintenance, Fiberline's GFRP composite was the natural choice of building material.

Kujalleq - Greenland

Lightweight GFRP solution saves project £300,000

Low operating costs, easy maintenance and minimal disruption to train services were important considerations in the project to replace the life-expired but vital footbridge.

Thornaby - UK

Anna Paulowna bridge

Anna Paulowna - Holland

Kildale footbridge

Kildale - UK

Uchte Bridge

Sachsen - Germany

Alzenau bridge

Alzenau - Germany

Eberswalde bridge

Eberswalde - Germany

Colourful interplay of light makes bridge crossing an adventure

The Lleida bridge embraces a variety of roles, which is reflected both in the design of the bridge itself and the complexion of the Lay Light bridge deck. 

Lleida - Spain

Stadt Menden bridge

Menden - Germany

A floating silhouette above the motorway

With both its deck and sides clad with translucent Lay Light planking, the bridge almost seem to be floating above the motorway. 

Tarragona - Spain

Beam of light guides pedestrians across dark waters

Despite its modest size, the bridge in the Spanish town of Zumaia, near Bilbao, is worth a closer look. 

Zumaia - Spain

Windsor bridge

Windsor - UK

Schwerin bridge

Schwerin - Germany

An invitation to light - and protection from high-speed trains

This pedestrian and cycle bridge has been carefully designed for its location, which is on the high-speed railway line between Barcelona and France. 

Vilafant - Spain

Genf Bridge

Geneve - Switzerland

Oud Scheveningen bridge

Haag - Holland

VG Hohnstein bridges

Sächsische Schweiz - Germany

Svendborg bridge

Svendborg - Denmark

Standen Hey Bridge

Lancashire - UK

Maintenance costs halved

It was the prospect of a corrosion-free, cost-efficient solution and reduced renovation time that convinced South Gloucestershire Council that GFRP composite was the right choice.

Gloucestershire - UK

Oberkutterau

Oberkutterau Bridge

Oberkutterau - Germany

3 Danish hybridbridges

Hybrid bridges combine the best of several worlds and can make a decisive difference as a surfacing material for bridges.

Middelfart, Haderslev, Copenhagen - Denmark

How we install bridges? We fly them in!

Now, CTS also builds bridges made of FRP composite. 

West Yorkshire 

A grasshopper with fibre glass

The bascule bridge at Karrebæksminde on the west coast of Zealand, Denmark is the first Danish road bridge to receive a fibreglass dec.

Karrebæksminde - Denmark

Municipality installs revolutionary bridge with maintenance-free GRP deck

A virtually maintenance-free bridge of sophisticated design.

Reinbek - Germany

German State Highway Agency installs GRP bridge

The State Highways Agency reduce maintenance with a light-weight GRP bridge.

Friedberg - Germany

Crumbling concrete bridge replaced by GRP composite

The local authorities in Nørre Aaby have taken a new direction with the installation of a 23-metre long combined pedestrian and cycle bridge made of GRP composite.

Nørre Aaby - Denmark

Fast installation in mountainous area

Low weight and easy handling made quick installation possible in the mountainous area. For the same reason the bridge is easily disassambled in spring. 

Pontresina - Switzerland

International award for innovative GRP footbridge

An advanced pedestrian footbridge spanning the Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail link has won international acclaim in the form of “Footbridge Award 2005”.

LLeida - Spain

Moscow gets GRP bridge to beat corrosion

The bridge, which spans a railway was able to be lowered into position by crane from the side in just 49 minutes.

Moscow - Russia

GRP bridge across UK M6 motorway

Rapid construction and reduced disruption for road users were important considerations in the decision of the UK Highways Agency.

Lancashire - UK

Germany’s first road bridge of GRP

GRP composites can become the building material of the future for lightweight, low-maintenance bridges.

Klipphausen - Germany

The Fiberline bridge at Kolding

Scandinavia's first composite bridge - the Fiberline Bridge in Kolding, Denmark.

Kolding - Denmark

One of Europe’s most advanced highway bridges

Construction profiles in plastic composites were used for the load-carrying beams, the side panelling as well as the bridge deck itself.

Oxfordshire - UK

Ferry Pier

The bridge is an example of Fiberline’s standard concept for lightweight bridges.