An FRP cantilever sidewalk consists of decking panels on steel or FRP supports that attach to a vehicle bridge’s exterior beams. FRP decking is 80 percent lighter than reinforced concrete panels. Prefabrication makes construction quicker and installation costs lower. Owners reap long term savings thanks to the natural corrosion resistance and low maintenance of FRP material.
Creative Composites Group offers a number of decking options that can be used to fabricate cantilever sidewalks. When selecting the best option, the Group’s designers consider criteria such as pedestrian and vehicle operating loads, sidewalk width, support span, specified design features and installation limitations. The design flexibility of FRP means the ability to develop the best configuration for a bridge owner’s needs. Pultruded decking—similar in width to timber planking—lasts decades longer than wood. Large panels that use infusion molding to incorporate design features, such as a cross-slope and curbs, offer another approach. Both fabrication methods provide superior performance, lightweight and corrosion resistance. For more details on product options, read our blog on this topic.
Creative Composites Group provides a comprehensive range of standard and customized FRP products to meet your project needs. Looking for more information about how we can help bring your project to life? Download our resource, Cantilever Sidewalks & FRP: The Path to Pedestrian Safety on Bridges, or contact our staff of expert engineers today.