Mabey Bridge to provide structures ‘on demand’ to Forestry and Land Scotland

MABEY Bridge has announced it has reached a framework agreement with Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for the supply of ‘multiple’ structures.

The bridges will be provided on demand and used across Scotland for both permanent and temporary applications on FLS-managed projects.

Mabey added that FLS maintains a ‘significant inventory’ of modular steel bridges, including Mabey Bridge components. The firm’s structures are said to be well suited for the challenges associated with forestry applications.

They can be delivered to isolated areas, and ‘easily and rapidly’ assembled by hand or with light plant.

The agreement with FLS involves the supply of Mabey Bridge’s most widely used product, Compact 200 bridging, in single spans ranging from nine metres to more than 42 metres.

The Compact 200 system uses standard, interchangeable steel components to provide solutions for permanent or temporary bridges.

Michael Treacy, CEO of Mabey Bridge, said, “Our Compact 200 modular bridges are ideal cost-effective solutions for the unique and considerable challenges of forest management and we are delighted to be able to provide such vital connectivity in support of the critical work of Forestry and Land Scotland.”