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


Available to hire, 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.

The Universal Bridge's 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™ bridge 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.

For more information on how our Universal Bridges can suit your application, or if you need more advice, please contact our Expert.


  • Modular
  • Rapid-build
  • Can be assembled using light plant
  • Can be crane built or cantilever launched
  • Relocatable
  • Transport in standard containers
  • Single and multi-span solutions available
  • Long span capability
  • 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 module = 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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qualified, experienced and competent individual. If you are in any doubt about
any of the information provided on this website, please seek advice from
Mabey Hire Ltd and our engineering team will be pleased to assist.
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are correct, Mabey Hire Ltd cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies.
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