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Pipex px® Installation of FRP Roadbridge

Pipex px® Installation of FRP Roadbridge

This project involved the fabrication and supply of 16 No bespoke fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) beams for a road bridge over a UK canal.

The bridge was comprised of 5 No large units supplied in measurements of 9M long x 1.8M wide and up to 2.7M wide, these were bolted together to produce the main structure of the road bridge deck.

Each of the 5 No. units had up to 4 No. 9M long, 36” FRP ‘I’ beams, bonded together to achieve the required durability, fast track installation and minimal long term maintenance. 

These were positioned on site onto newly constructed concrete abutments and were bolted to the abutments as well as the neighbouring beams.  The bridge support abutments required minimal strengthening due to the low weight of the Pipex px® beams in comparison to traditional steel or concrete.

Pipex px® also provided on site assistance and site specific modifications due to the necessity of a last minute design change, easily accommodated due to the lightweight  & innovative FRP material.

Pipex px® FRP systems are completely flexible and can be tailored to suit clients specific requirements.

  • Advantages include:
  • Reduced planning & design costs
  • Innovative & lightweight – allowing for fast-track installation
  • Non-conductive & fire resistant
  • Life expectancy of 60+ years depending on application
  • Designed to meet client exact specification
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Tough & vandal resistant

For further information on Pipex px® FRP products please contact us on 01752 581200 or via email at

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