Mabey Pedesta™ Footbridge



The Pedesta™ is a revolutionary lightweight Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) post-tensioned, modular footbridge system, suitable for rail, road and river spans. It is especially well-suited to sites with difficult or limited access, or to applications which are subject to harsh environmental conditions, where it provides safe passage for pedestrians.

Designed by Arup, the lightweight, modular footbridge system uses an established composite material – glass fibre reinforced plastic – which makes the bridge 70% lighter than its conventional steel counterpart. It is pre-engineered, modular, and fully customisable in its form, material, colour and finish, making it a game-changing development, which transforms 21st century footbridge manufacture, installation and maintenance.

Outline designs are available for a variety of spans, widths and parapet heights. Applications include footbridge crossings over roads, rivers and rail, as well as cycleway crossings and architectural walkways. An over-rail version is also available featuring UK rail parapet heights and a geometry to suit standard rail footbridge furniture. Additionally, the product can be configured to enable easy integration of services, with options for lighting and advertising.

For more information about this product, please contact one of our Experts. We will review your needs and advise on any requirements you may have.


  • Lightweight
  • Flexible in its design
  • Simple to build
  • Simple to maintain
  • Resilient
  • Cost-effective
  • Customisable
  • Future-proofed
  • Easy to procure
  • Beneficial to society
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