Ecoplastic

Standard Recycled Plastic Bridge

Based on our popular boardwalk designs, this bridge is maintenance free, highly slip resistant and has a 40+ year lifespan that’s three times longer than timber. It’s the ideal choice for your next wetland, riverside or greenways project.


_Available In

_black

_Dimension(mm)_

  • Length Customer Defined
  • Height Ground Piles available up to 3.6m long
  • Width Up to 3.9m
  • Balustrade Height 1.1 high as standard (variations available)
  • Balustrade Rails 2 Rails and kickrail as standard (variations available)

_Contact Details_

Ecoplastic Recycling
86 Annacloy Road
Downpatick
Co Down BT30 9AJ

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T 028 44 831 831

F 028 44 831 673

 

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Specification

Highly slip resistant

Tested to BS 7976–2:2002 pendulum testing 

  • Extremely low potential for slip when dry 
  • Low potential for slip when wet

Load Bearing 
Depending on design, can bear loads of up to 5kn/m2

Easy to use 
Ecoplastic works almost identically to wood with no experience necessary

Cost Effective 
1/9th the cost of a similar structure in steel

Maintenance free 
No painting or treating necessary.  Occasional power–wash will keep it looking new

Durable 
40+ year lifespan (three times longer than traditional structural materials like timber)

Inert material 
Will never leech chemicals or preservatives into the ground

Climate resistant 
UV stable; resistant in marine environments

Rot proof 
Even after flooding

Vandal resistant material 
Minimum damage from scoring. Graffiti can be easily removed with solvent

Flame resistant 
Flammability rating B2

Health & Safety Compliant 
Will not rust or splinter

Eco–sustainable 
Made from 100% recycled plastic

Installation

Use standard wood fixings for construction

Piles should be no more than 1800mm centre–to–centre

While customers are responsible for ensuring the suitability of material and design for each application and ground conditions, we can offer construction advice, technical information and guideline drawings on a project–by–project basis

Configurations

The Standard Recycled Plastic Bridge works well with:

Every 1.5m wide section of Ecoplastic boardwalk diverts 150kg of waste plastic from landfill

Imagining a Maintenance Free World

Recent Projects

Portmore Lough Nature Reserve

_Date of completion

_March 2011

_Location

_George’s Island Road, Aghalee

_Clients

_Northern Ireland Tourist Board
RSPB
WDR & RT Taggart Engineers
Earney Contracts

_Product Group

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John Scovell, Site Manager for the RSPB’s nature reserve at Portmore Lough in Co. Armagh, had installed a wooden boardwalk 5 years previously to allow bird–watchers access to the site’s wetland areas. In just a few short years, the wooden structure had fallen into disrepair.

We offered a rot–proof, maintenance free alternative to the decaying timber structure. Struck by its 40+ year lifespan, John felt this was a realistic answer to the reserve’s vulnerability to annual flooding. The fact our recycled plastic is inert and won’t leech chemicals into the ground or water was also a huge bonus.

Working with engineers, WDR & RT Taggart, Ecoplastic assisted in the final design of a 50m long structure that in some places was raised as high as 2m from the ground surface.

Earney Contracts were appointed contractors for the work. “The recycled plastic material supplied was of excellent quality” said Norman Lambe, Contracts Manager.  “The material was provided according to the agreed timetable.  Ecoplastic technical staff were able to provide our site personnel with practical information and construction support on how to work with this relatively new building material, based on their experience and using a sample section of boardwalk, and they offered support on site. We have worked with them subsequently on other similar projects. The service and quality has remained high, and the technical support is still available though we have less need as our own experience has grown.“

Since 2011, the site has flooded annually with no effect on the boardwalk and no degradation of the slip resistance of the decking, either.  Ecoplastic continues to work with the RSPB on other wetland sites around Northern Ireland. furn/1=K “

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Ecoplastic Recycling

86 Annacloy Road
Downpatick
Co Down BT30 9AJ

uk 028 44 831 831

ie 048 44 831 831

eu +44 28 44 831 831

info@ecoplastic.net

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