Composite Truss and FRP Truss Bridges
Kenway Composites provides custom composite truss designs and manufactured Fiber Reinforced Polymer FRP truss bridges through Creative Pultrusions. Our FRP trusses are used for various applications in which lightweight, corrosion resistance, and ease of installation attributes are sought.
Our composite roof truss designs are ideal for Howe, Pratt, Brown, and roof type trusses. The FRP composite materials we use have significant advantages over traditional construction materials. Beam trusses can be designed to be lightweight and in many cases, more cost-effective than large, built-up beam sections that are sometimes pultruded as large beam elements.
Our composite truss structures have been developed for making the most of the lightweight, high-strength attributes of FRP materials. The Fiber Reinforced Polymer components excel in harsh environments that are known to deteriorate traditional materials of construction quickly. Wet locations, termites, salt, and most chemical environments have little or no effect on the trail bridge structural components.
Kenway can integrate fiberglass truss structures to form an entire bridge and access structures that are custom designed for your environment and loading requirements. The FRP truss bridge system is built using FRP components that are manufactured by the pultrusion process. These high-strength FRP materials enable a prefabricated pedestrian bridge system with a strength-to-weight ratio greater than steel, offering significant design and erection advantages over traditional materials.
We base the truss section technology on over 30 years of truss building experience, with engineered connections that have been tested to failure. All designs are performed based on the ASTM D7290 characteristic design values as required by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
Our team includes professional engineers who custom design and detail your composite truss design or FRP truss bridge project. We will seal the calculations and drawings and provide installation and assembly instructions ensuring that your build is a success.