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Garden Bridge Materials & Limitations

All of our wooden bridges are constructed from pressure treated wood (modern equivalent of tannlised), available in two shades. Pressure treated wood can be left outside all year round and will not require painting, although painting does increase the bridge’s lifespan. Applying a high quality water repellent finish or stain with water repellent to will help reduce possibly of warping, checking, and splitting. Our garden bridges can also be stained or painted in different colours, as with any wood. The decking boards that form the walkway are grooved to prevent your feet slipping in wet weather. All of our pedestrian bridges are available in two different shades of colour – brown (top) and natural (bottom) as shown in the picture below, the brown colour is archived by painting with a coloured wood preserving timber stain. All screws and other fixings used on our bridges are treated to prevent corrosion.

Any exposed wood, pressure treated or not, should be protected with a high quality water repellent finish or stain with water repellent to help reduce warping, checking, and splitting. Natural coloured bridges will initially have a green appearance that highlights the natural variations of the wood; this will weather to an attractive natural honey brown colour before finally fading to a driftwood grey after long term exposure to the sun. Brown coloured bridges will over time loose there colour and weather just as the natural colour. The colour can quickly and easily be restored with any wood stain applied by brush or fence sprayer.

The table below shows the maximum evenly distributed pedestrian load bearing limits of each garden bridge available on our website. The maximum point load for all bridges is to be 100kgs on a 200x200mm area. These limits are not to be exceeded at any time or this may result in failure of the bridge and personal injury, and is also in breach of our terms and conditions.

These limits are only for bridges installed correctly on the foundations specified on the installation page, as any substandard foundations may weaken the bridge.

The table below shows the maximum load bearing limits of each garden bridge available on our website. These limits are not to be exceeded at any time or this may result in failure of the bridge and personal injury, and is also in breach of our terms and conditions.

These limits are only for bridges installed correctly on the foundations specified on the installation page, as any substandard foundations may weaken the bridge.

Length/Width   600mm  900mm 1200mm 
1000mm 220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
1200mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
1500mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
1800mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
2100mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
2600mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs
3000mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
3500mm  220kgs   220kgs  220kgs 
4200mm  400kgs  400kgs  400kgs 
4800mm  400kgs   400kgs  400kgs 

If you require a stronger foot bridge we can build custom bridges to your specifications, please contact us for a price.

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