Mabey Universal Bridge

Mabey Universal

Mabey Universal - France

Mabey Universal

Mabey Universal, Changuinola - Panama

Mabey Universal

Mabey Universal - Papua New Guinea

Mabey Universal

Mabey Multi-Span Universal - Canada


The Mabey Universal™ is a robust modular bridging system designed to cope with the heavy duty vehicles used in construction, mining, oil and gas and extractive industries, and is available for both permanent and temporary applications.

The Mabey Universal™ system uses standardised, interchangeable steel components to provide robust, rapid-build solutions for permanent rural bridges, temporary access and emergency bridging. Achievable span lengths, in span increments of 2.25m, vary according to loading but multiple span structures supported on intermediate piers mean that the suitability of the Mabey Universal™ is not restricted by length of crossing.

Its unique combination of pre-engineered modular components, simple pinned / bolted connections, heavy load capability and robust design makes the system ideal for use as a stock bridge system in country. Transport authorities worldwide use the Universal™ as a rapid deployment bridge system, not only for disaster relief but also on public road diversions during bridge reconstruction or for heavy plant site access and temporary haul road applications.

The Universal™ is widely available as a detour rental option across North America. To find out if it will suit your application, please contact us.


  • Modular
  • Rapid-build
  • Can be assembled using light plant
  • Can be crane built or cantilever launched
  • Relocatable
  • Transport in standard containers
  • Long span capability
  • Single and multi-span solutions available
  • Robust
  • High fatigue capability
  • Heavy axle / Wheel load capacity
  • Long life with minimal maintenance
  • Optional ramps, footwalks, piers, parapets and barriers
  • Various deck options available
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Standard Specification

Module lengthCarriageway widthsNumber of lanesInternal pedestrian walkwaysCantilever pedestrian walkwaysFinish


(Half span = 2.25m)

3.15m to 10.5m1, 2 or 30.5m or 1.0mUp to 1.5mHot-dip Galvanised:
BS EN ISO 14713 & 1461 ASTM A123
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