Recommended for smaller applications.
For a strong, effective bridging solution, Bolt-A-Plate is the product of choice for its light weight, strength and versatility. Available in our widest range of shapes and sizes, it is perfect for economical bridge and drainage structure construction or replacement, as well as many other applications in the transportation, public works, mining, railway, development and forestry sectors.
An economical, lightweight and strong bridge alternative
Frequently used as alternatives to traditional span bridges, open-bottom Buried Metal Bridges made from AIL’s Bolt-A-Plate offer improved hydraulic flow, help counter erosion and preserve natural streambeds.
Easy to ship and install using local crews and equipment
Bolt-A-Plate Buried Metal Bridges are attractive alternatives for DOTs, counties and municipalities as they are easy to ship and install using local crews and equipment. The geometries of bolted plate bridges can be easily tailored to site and project requirements. And, with no decking or joints at the road surface, their reduced maintenance and lower life cycle costs are very attractive.
Bolt-A-Plate is recommended for buried bridges and tunnels, grade separations, road or rail underpasses, stream crossings, fish passages, culvert relines, stockpile or escape tunnels, portals, canopies, storage structures, utilidor systems and conveyor covers or overcasts.
Discover the many benefits of Buried Metal Bridges
Structural Plate Bridges or Buried Metal Bridges offer many advantages over concrete equivalents and traditional site-built beam bridges.
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Bring enhanced aesthetics to your Buried Metal Bridges
From interior finishes and lighting to exterior end treatments and even urban greenways on top, take a look at the full range of possibilities in our Design Ideas Gallery.
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BROCHURES & VIDEOS
12-page, full-colour brochure outlining Bolt-A-Plate product, applications, specifications and geometries.Download
Discover how AIL's Buried Metal Bridges offer many advantages over concrete structures and bridges in this comprehensive guide with: benefits section; design ideas and sector/application galleries; complete product information and comparisons; and installation details.Download
This drone video let's you fly over (and through!) our Bolt-A-Plate pedestrian/trail crossing tunnel located in Lake Country, near Kelowna, BC.Play
Take a 360° video tour of this series of seven steel culverts installed under the North Courtenay Connector to provide floodplain relief and protect the roadbed.Play
Watch an AIL Bolt-A-Plate structure assemble in eight days in this Okanagan Valley recreation/wildlife crossing project.Play