Cost-Effective Portable Bridges For All Projects

Cost-Effective Portable Bridges For All Projects

For petrochemical, construction, mining and forestry industries, working in remote locations can often mean encountering less-than-ideal surfaces underfoot. Rain, snow and more can mean unfavourable working conditions. In situations like this, portable bridges will answer your project’s terrain problems.

GFI Solutions supplies the best portable bridges to crews working on remote projects. We offer to take charge of the shipping and installation of your portable bridges on your behalf to reduce stress and ensure your portable bridge is set up effectively and properly.

Best Portable Bridges in Canada

The portable bridges at GFI Solutions are a safe method of transporting employees, machinery, products, and more over logistical challenges. Skip the hassle of time-consuming planning and building costly permanent structures in favour of ready-to-install, cost-effective temporary portable bridges from GFI Solutions.

We are proud to be Canada’s best portable bridge and access solution provider. The Site Safe CLT Mats 40 can handle 100 tons, spanning 35 feet. Or, the Site Safe CLT Mats 56 will provide a 56-foot span and handle 65 tons of weight. Our Site Safe CLT Bridges are made for easy installation without adding time and expenses to your project. Portable bridges save you extra freight costs while overcoming access issues.

Beat Rugged Terrain, Streams and More

Rivers, streams, ditches, caved-in dens, and washed-out roads are just some of the unhelpful terrain issues that one can come across in remote work areas. It’s good to know what type of portable bridge you will need for your project so that you can find one that is safe and effective. Portable bridges will navigate the logistical problems to avoid disrupting your project’s timeline while still maintaining environmental standards. Portable bridges are an excellent and cost-effective solution for whatever kind of unfavourable terrain you are looking to beat.

Where a permanent bridge will change the environment and take time and money, a temporary portable bridge is removable, can be cleaned and bleached between uses, and will not disturb the surrounding wildlife. Reusing a portable bridge decreases the environmental impact of a project. Each portable bridge is manufactured from harvested Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine trees, which take energy and money to create. The more you take care of your mat, the more you can use it, and the fewer portable bridges need to be made. All of our portable bridges keep you within environmental regulations.

GFI Portable Bridges for Your Project

GFI Solutions is Canada’s go-to choice for access solution products and services. We offer options to rent, buy new, and buy used, each of which has gone through rigorous testing to ensure that they are up to grade. GFI Solutions is more than just a supplier of portable bridges; we will help you maintain your access tools to increase their longevity and keep them safe to use. Contact GFI Solutions to grab your portable bridges today.

Portable Bridges for Remote Worksites

Portable Bridges for Remote Worksites

A remote job site has many challenges, especially in Canada’s rough and uneven terrain. If you’re struggling with creeks, ditches, and other major obstacles in topography, GFI’s portable bridges are the solution you need! Read on to learn more about the benefits of our portable bridges below!

Overcome Rough Terrain

The primary challenge industries face with remote worksites is safe and efficient transportation over rugged terrain. Oil & gas, forestry, petrochemical, construction and mining industries heavily rely on portable bridges to help them safely and efficiently overcome rough terrain without exceeding their budget or harming the environment. While temporary access mats can ease transportation on uneven terrain, portable bridges are essential when facilitating safe transportation over creeks, rivers and other significant gaps in topography. Portable bridges are an excellent matting solution for the ever-changing topography in Western Canada.

Environmentally Friendly Matting Solution

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a method of safe transportation in a remote worksite is its environmental impact. GFI’s portable bridge creates little disruption to the surrounding ecosystem to ensure that the surrounding habitats aren’t impacted. Once the project is over, the natural state of the remote site can go back to normal, as portable bridges can be easily dismantled without compromising the natural environment.

Cost-Effective Portable Bridges

While permanent bridges provide a safe structure for the transportation of machinery and heavy loads, it is both time-consuming and expensive to build. Not only is the building process costly, but it is also incredibly time-consuming. Most projects require an extended timeline to build a permanent bridge, increasing the overall time and budget of the project. A temporary bridge, like GFI’s Site Safe CLT Access Mat bridge, uses material that is easy to install and simple to transport. Our experts can seamlessly integrate the Site Safe CLT Access Mat bridge onto any remote site, saving you time and money. With our portable bridge, you won’t have to worry about extending your timeline or increasing your budget for delivering and building a permanent bridge. Our easy-to-deploy and lightweight, portable bridge includes the following:

Site Safe CLT Mats 40:

  • Weight Limit: 100 tons
  • Total Length: 40’
  • Maximum Spanning Distance: 35’
  • Matting: Site Safe CLT Access® 500 bearing mats and Site Safe CLT Access® 700 decking

Site Safe CLT Mats 56:

  • Weight Limit: 65 Tons
  • Total Length: 56’
  • Maximum Spanning Distance: 50’
  • Matting: Site Safe CLT Mats® 500 bearing mats and Site Safe CLT Mats® 700 decking

GFI Solutions is ready to deliver and assemble our sturdy and lightweight, portable bridges across Canada, no matter how remote your worksite is. We also offer the following solutions to ensure that your project stays on schedule and within budget:

  • Inventory Management
  • Turn-Key Solutions
  • Delivery and Washing
  • Manufacturing
  • Planning and Consultation

Find Your Access Solutions at GFI

We understand how important it is to safely access your worksite; that’s why we are proud to offer reliable and long-lasting access matting solutions for all projects across Western Canada. Contact us today for more information on our access solutions, including our portable bridges!

Temporary Access Solutions For Canada’s Unpredictable Terrain

Temporary Access Solutions For Canada’s Unpredictable Terrain

Unreliable weather can cause great challenges for any worksite, especially with the rapidly changing weather conditions. Canadian terrain is known to be unpredictable as the temperature fluctuates, causing uneven terrain in most remote locations. If you’re facing transportation challenges to and from worksites due to rough terrain, then you’ll probably benefit significantly from GFI’s TerrCross temporary access bridge. Read on to learn more about the benefits of temporary access bridges below!

Do You Need an Access Bridge?

Remote projects usually need all types of site access solutions, including access, rig and crane mats, and temporary access bridges. For instance, those in the petrochemical, oil & gas, construction, mining and forestry industries are constantly faced with logistical problems due to unpredictable terrain. While rig and crane mats can help create temporary roads over rugged terrain, access bridges are essential when it comes to navigating through creeks, major gaps and rivers. Access bridges can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the worksite and the following factors:

  • Ground type
  • Area-specific environmental factors
  • Duration of use
  • Weight capacity needed

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on building a bridge that only requires access to a specific area for a short period of time, you can easily buy or rent portable and temporary bridge solutions. Access bridges can withstand the weight of a wide range of applications and are efficiently delivered and installed. If you’re facing major gaps, rivers or creeks at your worksite, you should consider installing TerraCross™ Access Bridges.

Why TerraCross™ Access Bridges

Unlike conventional bolted access bridges, the TerraCross™ access bridge is easy to install and lightweight. The unique design of the TerraCross™ bridge facilitates lifting and construction with the heaviest of equipment, including a 200-class excavator and similar applications. The lightweight and portable design of the TerraCross™ access bridge is engineered to lift heavy machines and transport material and can be quickly delivered to the worksite. For your optimal convenience, the TerraCross access bridge can be shipped to your worksite on a single truck to help you stay in scope and increase savings. At GFI Solutions, we offer our customers the following TerraCross™ access bridges:


  • 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

Find The Right TerraCross™ Access Bridge For You At GFI Solutions

Working in a remote job site has many challenges, which is why at GFI solutions, we are available for all your access needs 24/7. Our team is always available to provide you with a variety of access products and services throughout Western Canada. Contact us today, and let us support your next project with the perfect site access solutions.

TerraCross Access Bridges Your Solution for Temporary Site Access

TerraCross Access Bridges Your Solution for Temporary Site Access

Is your project facing significant delays due to ditches, creeks, rivers, or other environmental complications that make moving equipment and people difficult? At GFI Solutions, we have the answers to your site access problems. As Canada’s exclusive supplier of TerraCross bridges, we are sure to bridge the gap between your project getting completed on time and that creek blocking the path forward. TerraCross safe access bridges are an excellent option for rugged terrain as they’re engineered to work in any environment it’s placed in. For many worksites, TerraCross bridges have become a reliable staple. Continue reading to learn more about using access bridges on your project.

How Access Bridges Help

Our Canadian landscape makes job site navigation challenging, and remote work sites present many issues you have to overcome. As a project manager, managing your crew’s safety and equipment is key to keeping the job moving along. While access mats are great for creating temporary roadways, access bridges are better suited for significant gaps like creeks, ditches, gullies or other land issues that an access mat can’t resolve. Access bridges save you time and money by providing your fleet with a safe option for traversing over rugged terrain. When considering access bridges for your job site, consider the following:

  • Length of the project
  • Load capacity requirements
  • Specific geographical and environmental concerns
  • Preference for moveable or more permanent fixture

We have both portable and permanent options available; however, the mobile option is typically sufficient for work sites due to their overall flexibility. At GFI, we offer Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraCross access bridges and TerraLam access mats. So regardless of your project’s needs, we are sure to have the safe site access solutions you need to get the job done.

TerraCross Access Bridges

Sterling Solutions’ TerraCross bridges are lightweight, portable, and designed to simplify accessing your site. TerraCross bridges can be lifted easily with a mid-size excavator so your project can safely cross water, ditches, and a wide range of environmental hazards. The steel beam substructure of these temporary bridges makes them more durable. These safe site access bridges can also be integrated with GFI’s offering of TerraLam mats, so building quick access to your worksite is convenient and affordable. There are two options for site access bridges from GFI Solutions, the TerraCross 40 and TerraCross 56.

Access Bridge Solutions at GFI

GFI Solutions headquarters are located in Whitecourt, Alberta, but we are the leading distributor of safe access solutions throughout Western Canada and nationwide. We have a team of industry experts ready to offer excellent customer service 24/7. So if you have any questions regarding the TerraCross access bridge or TerraLam CLT mats, contact us today, and we are sure to find suitable access solutions for you.