Key Benefits

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE & FIELD PROVEN

PEDESTRIAN, RAIL, AND HGV
Vertech® Bridges are bespoke and deigned to customer requirements.  Vertech® Bridges can be designed for any type of bridge structure from simple pedestrian boardwalks to 130 tonne rated train bridges.

MORE DURABLE THAN TIMBER, STEEL OR CONCRETE
Vertech® Bridges are impervious to rot, fungus, insects, and moisture.  The material contains no toxic chemicals or preservatives and will not corrode or develop splinters.

SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED MAINTENANCE
Vertech® Bridges are built to last and constructed to be maintenance free.  Our 100% recycled plastic waste material is designed to withstand heavy loads without breaking, splitting or damaging and significantly reduce expensive maintenance costs.

NO SPECIAL STORAGE
Our material is impervious to water, hot and freezing temperatures and insects, culminating in our sleepers not requiring expensive indoor storage.

LONGER LASTING THAN TIMBER, STEEL OR CONCRETE
Vertech® bridging material has demonstrated through detailed third party testing, analysis and infield applications, that they will last more than 50 years without the need for constant maintenance and expensive refurbishment.

MUCH LIGHTER THAN CONCRETE
Vertech® Bridge sections are much lighter than traditional concrete materials and are quicker to install, which significantly reduces transport and installation costs.

EASY-TO-INSTALL
Vertech® Bridges are often pre-built and assembled on site for easy installation, minimising disruption to the owner and keeping costs to a minimum.  The 44 tonne load rated bridge in Scotland completed installation within four days.  They are easy to handle and need no special training or complicated assembly equipment.

3rd PARTY LAB & TRACK TESTED – MEETS AND EXCEED STANDARDS
Vertech® materials have been laboratory and field tested for over 20 years, and are monitored and load tested to conform to design requirements.  Vertech® Bridges are designed to meet and exceeded European Eurocode and US standards.


MITIGATES AGAINST FUTURE RISKS & LIABILITIES

REDUCED DISPOSAL COSTS
The disposal of treated timber and concrete represents a considerable challenge at end of life, and generally result in environmentally poor disposal options and cost to the asset owner. Vertech® Bridges are recyclable after use, which further enhances asset whole life value calculations.

ADDRESS FUTURE LIABILITIES – HAZARDOUS WASTE
Restrictions on the disposal of hazardous materials have increased significantly over recent years and are only set to become more challenging in the future.  By adopting a material that will never result in a hazardous will significantly reduce the potential liabilities in the future.


SUPPORTS ASSET MANAGEMENT

IMPROVED ASSET MANAGEMENT
Asset management principles being applied to the bridge owners are fundamentally about delivering outputs valued by stakeholders in a sustainable way, for the lowest whole life cost.

INCREASED OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY – REFURBISH OR REPLACEMENT
Vertech® Bridges offer much better value through life because of greater durability, reduced maintenance and longer life.  Vertech Bridging can be used to replace complete bridge structures or be used to refurbish identified sections to increase the longevity of the bridge.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFER & CLEANER
Vertech® Bridges’ raw material is inert, contains no toxic materials, and is non-corrosive.  Vertech® materials do not leach into the environment while in use, and can be safely recycled into new product after use.

GREENER
Vertech® Bridges are made from 100% recycled materials, and are 100% recyclable at the end of their long, functional life.   The HGV Bridge at Easter Dawyck effectively used 50 tonnes of plastic waste, which otherwise would have gone to landfill.

SAVING TREES – REDUCING CARBON
By using Vertech® material we automatically save mature oak trees, and use tonnes of plastic waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. Contrary to previous belief it has now been conclusively shown that mature trees absorb considerably more carbon if left to grow than young trees planted to replace them.

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