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Advanced design aluminum bridge decking technologies offer unmatched advantages over traditional concrete and steel construction

  • Accelerated construction saves significant time and money in both A+B and A+B+C bid evaluations. Our technologies are perfect for many bridge rehabilitation projects because of reduced agency and community costs. There are immediate user benefits for local schools, police departments, fire protection, businesses and commerce.
  • Reduced lifecycle costs from initial installation throughout the life of the bridge:
    • Limited traffic interruption, reduced car and truck user costs, and lower traffic control costs
    • Lower maintenance costs from a skid resistant epoxy and aggregate bonded wearing surface compared to concrete deck repairs or replacement
    • Never needs painting even in the presence of deicing salts (100+ year bridge life without paint), is recyclable (and potentially reusable)
  • Lightweight (23 pounds per square foot) decreases dead load. The construction mirrors the strength of monolithic concrete. Aluminum deck is up to 75% lighter than steel with concrete, allowing for widening of functionally obsolete bridges using the existing substructure. Many bridges not currently rated to carry trucks, buses and some emergency vehicles can be opened to such traffic.
  • “Deployment Ready” technology can be preassembled for rapid bridge deck or whole bridge replacement.
  • Facilitates rehabilitation versus replacement.
  • Aluminum is the environmentally friendly “green” metal. Our bridge decking contains significant recycled content and is easily and profitably recycled - 75 percent of all aluminum extrusions produced since 1888 is still in use!
  • Designed around infinite fatigue life using AASHTO Specifications.

We offer composite or non-composite applications. Panels can be shipped over-the-road for rapid on-site installation.

L.B. Foster is an authorized distributor of AlumaBridge, LLC aluminim orthotropic and isotropic bridge deck.