A composite fibre footbridge from Wagners CFT Manufacturing was recently airlifted to Mt Cootha in Brisbane for installation on the walking trails.

Considering the hilly terrain, the footbridge was manufactured at Wagners’ CFT workshop and trucked to Mt Cootha before it was airlifted into place on a helicopter. The 15-metre bridge now forms part of the Mt Cootha walking trails, enjoyed by more than 3,000 visitors each year.

Widely installed in Australia and the United States, Wagners’ composite fibre footbridges and walkways are designed for simple assembly, weigh a fraction of traditional building materials, are extremely durable and have a high strength-to-weight ratio. The composite material comprises of polymers and reinforced glass fibre.

Wagners’ composite products are highly popular in government and industry infrastructure projects for their reliability as well as low whole of life costs. Being a composite product with a high strength-to-weight ratio, Wagners’ CFT range is suitable for all environments and load conditions.

Wagners also offers high strength composite fibre beams to replace timber frames in road bridges. These beams can be used to replace individual timber girders without requiring the large investment of complete replacement.

Wagners’ CFT projects have been completed in accordance with Australian Standards (Austroads ’92 and AS5100) as well as overseas regulations (AASHTO and British Standards).