ECS offers a complete service for bridge fabrication, from design and manufacture to installation and maintenance.

Weather protected fabricated steelwork is available alongside innovative recycled plastic materials. ECS can design, fabricate and install bridges of varying spans and usage requirements using either material.

As a framework supplier to the UK Environment Agency, power and water utility companies ECS fabricated and supplies a wide range of bridges structures, rails, walkways and water management installations. ECS specialises in pedestrian bridges and walkways as well as vehicle access structures, including cantilever bridges.

Our service covers a full turnkey design, manufacture and installation service.

ECS structural steel fabrications are CE Marked to Execution Class 3, which essential when producing structural projects such as bridges.

Typical bridge fabrication projects include:

  • Pedestrian and cycle bridges.
  • Pipe and cable bridges.
  • Cantilever bridges
  • Ancillary steelwork associated with bridges.
  • Individual assemblies up to 25T.

Fibre Reinforced Polymer Road and Footbridges

ECS Engineering Services is a distributor of highly durable fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridges.

FRP offers a host of advantages when compared to virgin materials, providing a winning combination of sustainability and durability. InfracoreĀ® technology places polymer layers in opposing directions held together by a continuous structural connection between the layers, ensuring that FRP cannot delaminate in application.

Suitable for road or footbridges, ECS has even floated FRP bridge structures down the River Thames for installation on-site.

The benefits of FRP include:

  • Manufactured from recycled materials
  • Highly resistant to corrosion and UV radiation
  • Cost-effective
  • Suitable for use in wet environments
  • Superior anti-slip properties
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Low weight
  • Reduced transportation costs
  • Low maintenance

Related Case Studies

Erith Cycle/footbridge Steel Bridge

Pleasely Bridge Improves Activity Centre Access

Stroud Lift Bridge

Mapledurham FRP Bridge

The bridge was fabricated by ECS, measuring eight metres long by four metres wide and consisted of the main deck and a steel parapet that was bolted on later in the project.

ECS Engineering Services has delivered a turnkey project for a footbridge that will provide much improved access to an outdoor activity centre.

ECS Engineering Services has completed a complex, turnkey project to manufacture and install a new lifting road bridge over a canal that will increase the navigable length of the canal whilst also improving heavy goods access to local businesses.

ECS was recently commissioned by the Environment Agency to design, supply and install a new bridge at their site at Mapledurham on the river Thames. Unlike traditional bridge structures however, this one is made from an innovative, maintenance free, composite material with a 50 year guarantee.