Links Bridges produces bridges and walkways that are ideal for municipal parks and trails.   Our park and trail bridges last the longest, require the least amount of maintenance and are always the most affordable bridges. We only use materials that are environmentally benign so there is no leeching of toxins or other undesirable effects such as may occur with pressure treated wood or galvanized steel. All Park and Trail bridges are designed, engineered and manufactured to be compliant with applicable codes. Our team can build arched bridges, geodesic frame bridges, flat bridges, tunnel style bridges or any other custom bridge necessary to get the job done. We build Park & Trail bridges in the USA and Canada.

COMPOSITE SERIES

Composite Series bridges are available as flat or arched bridges. They are also offered in a variety of incredibly authentic finishes.   These bridges are available in a variety of wood and stone finishes which allows them to be custom tailored to the specific environment. Different guard rail options are available.

EASE OF INSTALLATION

Bridges up to 50’ are delivered in 1 piece ready for immediate installation and use. We can even deliver the bridge on removable wheels to make it easy to tow the bridge to its installation destination.

We engineer the abutments (foundations) and if these are prepared in advance, the bridge can be unloaded and installed in a short few hours with minimal equipment and labor.

NO MAINTENANCE COSTS

Unlike steel which corrodes and wood which rots, our bridges never need any painting, rust removal, replacing of rotting boards or tightening of loose bolts. The only maintenance ever required is pressure washing and that is optional.

LONGER LASTING

For practical purposes, the bridge will last ‘forever’. It will not need to be replaced for many, many generations.

BETTER LOOKING

‘Appearance’ is a bit more of a subjective measure of our bridge’s performance but the reality is that you get to choose the look that best fits the surroundings and application and it will retain that look for many decades. For example, our ‘wood finish’ bridge will look almost exactly the same as new 25+ years from now whereas a ‘real’ wood bridge will start to show its age almost immediately and will progressively deteriorate.

Box beamer bridge

HyBRIDGE SERIES

HyBridge Series: For longer spans – up to 150’ – we offer bridges that employ ‘state-of-the-art’ geodesic steel frames as the bridge beams with 100% FRP for decks and curbs. The geodesic steel tubes have a special proprietary coating which outperforms traditional galvanizing by 3 to 1. The result is that this bridge will last longer while requiring much less maintenance as compared to traditional industrial steel beams used for longer span bridges.

HyBridge Series bridges are available in 2 basic styles – Side Beam where the structural beams are on each side of the bridge or the Box Beam where the structural beam is beneath the bridge deck.

SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED MAINTENANCE

The steel tubes used in the geodesic beam have a special proprietary coating which outperforms galvanizing by a factor of 3 to 1. In combination with the FRP deck material, this means that the bridge will not require maintenance such as rust removal for many years as compared to traditional industrial steel beams

EASIER INSTALLATION

The structural efficiencies of geodesic engineering is such that a HyBridge Series bridge will weigh only a fraction (20% to 30%) of the weight of a typical bridge spanning 50’ to 150’. This means smaller abutments (less excavation required) and smaller equipment to install the bridge. This minimizes direct costs and as importantly, minimizes potential damage to golf course terrain.

BETTER LOOKING

The geodesic frame in combination with your choice of finish for the deck material provides a modern, clean-looking bridge that avoids the ‘industrial’ look that can detract from a golf course’s natural beauty.