Bridging The Gap With TerraCross™ Access Bridges

Bridging The Gap With TerraCross™ Access Bridges

If your worksite features uneven terrain, bodies of water, marsh, or any of the other challenges the Canadian landscape has to offer, you no doubt know just how useful having a reliable access solution is to maintaining workflow. From delivering resources across creeks, ponds, ditches and related factors to simply ensuring your crew can safely get from point A to point B, temporary access bridges can be a lifesaver when it comes to staying on track and on budget. Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraCross™products are designed to help you tackle the landscape with ease.

As Canada’s leading supplier of site access solutions and your exclusive source for TerraCross™bridges, GFI is proud to offer our customers products they can count on. Below, we’ll discuss some of the main benefits of working with access bridges, as well as TerraCross™products. Read on to learn more!

It’s All Water Under The Bridge

Whether your worksite is located in one of the more remote regions of Canada or your simply need to contend with ever-changing seasons that can wreak havoc on terrain, having safe reliable transport access is one of the biggest priorities for any project. While access mats can serve as a makeshift roadway on relatively even ground, bridges are best for tackling gaps that cannot be safely crossed otherwise. Such gaps may include ditches, rivers, sinkholes, etc. Ultimately, access bridges become a necessity where safe transport is impossible without a designated route being created, typically using a combination of access mats and bridges. Factors that help determine what kind of bridge is best for your specific application include:

  • Intended period of use
  • Load capacity requirements
  • Geographic factors specific to your location

Typically, portable or temporary bridges are a sufficient and more cost-effective method opposed to permanent installation; as they can be removed upon completion, they are less likely to disturb the local terrain in the long term and can be relocated throughout the site as needed. This is a strong selling point for project managers that may only require brief access to certain areas, and who prefer a versatile asset that can be used in multiple locations.

TerraCross™ Access Bridges

Easy to deploy and lightweight, Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraCross™ bridges are perfect for crossing unstable terrain while also minimizing environmental damages. The bridge is designed to facilitate lifting and construction with a 200-class excavator or similar equipment and enables faster, safer passage while also preventing contamination on site. Specs are as follows:


  • Weight Limit: 100 tons
  • Maximum Spanning Distance: 35′
  • Total Length: 40′
  • Matting: TerraLam® 500 bearing mats and TerraLam® 700 decking


  • Weight Limit: 65 tons
  • Maximum Spanning Distance: 50′
  • Total Length: 56′
  • Matting: TerraLam® 500 bearing mats and TerraLam® 700 decking

TerraCross™ bridges can be rapidly assembled on-site as needed, meaning you’ll face minimal downtime and have no problem staying on track. With TerraCross™, you gain a valuable access solution that brings safety and enhances productivity to any worksite.

Access Solutions You Can Depend On At GFI

GFI Solutions is proud to be a leading provider of dependable worksite access solutions Canada wide. Our inventory features the top products from Sterling Solutions, including their range of TerraLam and TerraCross products. Engineered to be lighter, stronger, and more durable than competitors, TerraLam and TerraCross products are depended on by innovators in the oil & gas, petrochemical, construction, forestry, and mining industries. Learn more about our available inventory and services by contacting our team today.