How GFI Can Help Your Project With Temporary Bridge Solutions

How GFI Can Help Your Project With Temporary Bridge Solutions

As a project manager or a contractor, the safety of the equipment and the crew is your number one priority. Managing an industrial project in a remote worksite requires access solutions that allow the safe transportation of goods to and from your location with ease. While access mats are a great option to create makeshift roads and ease transportation, they are not always the ideal solution to overcome rivers, creeks or extremely unstable terrain.

If you’re in need of access solutions that are reliable and strong and help you face the many challenges presented by changing weather and uneven terrain, temporary bridge solutions are ideal for you. Temporary access bridges help you to seamlessly navigate creeks, muddy grounds, rivers and more while mitigating the damage caused to the environment. Learn more about the benefits of temporary access bridges below!

Efficient and Safe Transportation

Canada’s landscape can be unforgiving, especially during the harsh winter months. The freeze-thaw cycle creates uneven terrain that poses significant challenges to the transportation of goods to and from the job site. In addition to access mats, installing a temporary access bridge creates a safe and solid pathway for your equipment and crew. Even though access mats are sufficient for balancing out uneven terrain and overcoming obstacles, they cannot be used as a safe solution to bridge gaps in topography caused by rivers or creeks.

Portable bridges such as GFI Solutions’ TerraCross™ Access Bridge offer you a stable and safe bridge that can withstand a variety of applications and a variety of weights. For short projects that require a temporary bridge solution, the TerraCross™ Access Bridge is the perfect solution.

Benefits of TerraCross™ Access Bridges

Engineered with superior performance in mind, the TerraCross access bridge is designed to increase safety, reduce transportation costs and prevent contamination on site. GFI’s temporary bridge solution is easy to deploy as it’s lightweight, can be delivered in a single truck and can be installed in no time. The unique design of the TerraCross access bridge facilitates construction and lifting with a 200-class excavator or similar equipment. Not only do GFI Solutions’ access bridges ensure higher efficiency, increased site safety and reduced transportation costs, but they can also withstand extreme conditions. Whether you’re managing a project in temperatures as low as -70°F or as high as 150°F, you can confidently rely on TerraCross access bridges. No matter how big or small your project is, you can find the perfect temporary bridge solution at GFI as we offer the following two models of the TerraCross bridge:


  • 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

GFI: Canada’s Leading Supplier of Access Products and Services

In addition to providing our customers with safe and reliable access matting products, GFI Solutions is proud to offer exceptional customer service that will ensure keeping your project on schedule and increase your savings. Our 24/7 customer support includes:

  • Inventory Management
  • Delivery
  • Installation
  • Manufacturing
  • Mat Washing
  • Turn-Key Services
  • Planning and Consultation

Our experts are available daily to meet your access matting needs across Western Canada.

Contact us today to learn more about our wide range of access solutions and services for your worksite!