The majority of the prefabricated bridges we manufacture are high-traffic, pedestrian bridge designs. Aluminum is the perfect material for a pedestrian bridge as it is extremely durable and has a favorable weight to strength ratio. GatorBridge's pedestrian footbridges are easy to install and an even easier to maintain, providing cost savings during transportation, installation, and throughout its long life span. These features also allow GatorBridges to be installed quickly in remote areas or locations with poor accessibility.
Gator’s pedestrian bridges are suitable for any climate as aluminum stays cool to the touch even in the heat of summer yet is strong enough to support heavy snow loads. Municipalities, universities, as well as parks and recreation areas, benefit from our many pedestrian bridge design options including GatorBridge's specialized slip-resistant decking and ADA compliant rail. The team at Gator has decades of experience engineering and manufacturing aluminum pedestrian bridges. Our expert staff of project managers, engineers, and craftsmen can help guide you through the many steps of your next bridge project from conception to project completion.
When accommodating pedestrian traffic, the bridge’s appearance and feel become an important project consideration. Your site’s visitors will be up-close and personal with your future bridge structure. The feel of a cool, smooth aluminum bridge while watching fireworks or taking in the views adds to the experience of your project. Our engineering team can work with you to build a bridge that matches your structural needs and your project’s design needs
Trail bridges often require a structure that is light weight so that it can be installed in remote or difficult locations. The advantage of our aluminum bridges is the high strength to low weigh ratio. In fact, aluminum is stronger than steel when compared pound to pound. This advantage allows our bridges to be lifted and installed with small crews and equipment. Several of our prefabricated bridges have been helicoptered into remote locations, which is an option only aluminum bridges can provide. Learn more about the previous trail bridges we have designed and built by viewing our case studies.
With minimal maintenance, our aluminum bridges will never rust. The smooth, cool metal will not flake off or soil skin and fabrics that come in contact with it. These characteristics make Gator aluminum bridges a favorite at parks and playgrounds. If your recreation department prefers a traditional or colorful look to their bridge, choose to powder coat or clad the aluminum to achieve their desired aesthetic. We have created several colorful and unique bridges to match imaginative playground designs.
As a custom bridge builder, our designs range from simple and efficient to whimsical and complicated. Our basic elevated walkway designs can accommodate your pedestrian traffic and fit within the smallest project budgets. Our colonial truss bridge provides a sturdy walkway, similar to a boardwalk, and features removable and customizable rails. Or choose any of our other truss designs to meet AASHTO bridge specifications for your elevated bridge.
Gator’s aluminum bridges can achieve any design aesthetic yet provide the lowest maintenance solution for parks and green spaces. Wood cladding options offer a natural wood bridge look while power coating can achieve a clean modern look or the look of patina steel. Regardless of the design features you choose on your landscape bridge, the aluminum frames will last longer, require vastly less maintenance and provide a lower total cost of ownership than other traditional bridge materials.
Your durable Gator boardwalk can look like natural aluminum or wood. The strong, yet light weight, aluminum frames will long outlast a wooden frame. Even better, the cost of your boardwalk pilings in half by choosing aluminum. Since our basic aluminum boardwalk design can span 20 foot on centers- over twice the distance of wood- you can cut the material and installation cost of piling supports. Clad your boardwalk in pine, ipe hardwood, or composite wood to achieve the traditional wood boardwalk look.
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Due to the high performance aluminum alloys we use during fabrication of our bridges, GatorBridges are corrosion resistant – making them the perfect choice for marine or sea air environments.