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Hyatt Islandia Pedestrian Bridge


The Roanoke County Greenways Commission in Virginia needed a 70’-0” x 8’-0” pedestrian bridge for a stream crossing on their trail, and they requested a 42” handrail height with sloped ends for aesthetic reasons. Following fabrication, the bridge was shipped in component parts to their park headquarters, along with our detailed set of assembly directions. A team of workers, who had no prior experience building fiberglass bridges, assembled the span on temporary supports in the streambed. The bridge was completed during one weekend in time for an Earth Day celebration.



  • Pedestrian bridge
  • Design live load = 85 psf
  • Fiberglass support trusses (two diagonals/panel)
  • 42" handrail height above decking
  • Straight end design
  • Top cap (teak) provided by the client
  • Horizontal safety midrail providing 4" maximum
  • Stainless steel bolts
  • Standard dead load camber
  • Custom white color with urethane clear coat finish
  • Stainless steel mounting clips
  • IPE decking provided by the client
  • Shipped assembled