"Skidder" Panel Bridges  

 

  • Developed as a more durable, engineered alternative to timber mat bridges.  Originally intended for timber skidding operations, but suitable for any shorter span/shorter duration/low traffic volume application where timber mats might otherwise be used.

  • Typically fabricated to order with a variety of options/specs to choose from.  Can offer a lower price point than the hinged and hybrid bridges, depending on the options selected.

  • Consist of two half-width x full-length steel  framed panels with (optional) guardrail and timber deck pre-installed.  Panels are butted together and two threaded rods can be inserted to provide a nominal connection between the panels.

  • Feature tapered ends, heavy-duty towbars, and additional reinforcing to withstand the rigors of installation at multiple sites and to facilitate handling with excavating/forestry equipment.  Bridges can be “skidded” [pushed/pulled] for significant distances.

  • Typical configurations & options [others available upon request]:

    • Panel Widths – 5’, 6’, & 7’.

    • Lengths – 20’, 25’, & 30’.

    • Capacities – 15-ton [“skidder”] & 45-ton [“truck”].

    • Guardrail – optional 3.5” OD pipe guardrail system.

    • Finish – bare steel, prime painted only, or primer’d & topcoated.

    • Deck – optional white oak plank deck system [or customer can furnish/install  their own timber decking].