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Sustainability

Steel gray is the new green.
Big R Bridge is your go-to partner for greener infrastructure solutions.

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Big R Bridge and LEED

Big R Bridge provides LEED certifiable products. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas.

» Learn more about LEED building standards


Recycled Steel

Our products use a high degree of steel, the world’s most-recycled material. Given the increased awareness of green construction, steel is the material of choice because of its positive recycled content and recyclability attributes. Steel products also use less energy to manufacture, ship and install than their concrete counterparts. 

» Benefits of recycled and recyclable steel


Weathering Steel

Big R Prefabricated Bridges are made from recycled steel and are available in a naturally weathering finish option that provides a number of environmental benefits.

» Benefits of weathering steel


Big R’s engineered solutions minimize environmental impact in many ways.

Minimal site impact

Minimal site impact

Our bridge and structural plate culvert designs install quickly and easily with minimal site impact.


Open flow designs

Open flow designs

Open flow feature prevents blockages and flooding associated with concrete box designs.


Low-Maintenance

Low-maintenance

Big R Prefabricated Bridges are virtually maintenance free for reduced costs and site impact compared to concrete.


Culvert relines

Culvert relines

Help salvage older structures and avoid the cost, safety and environmental issues of full replacement.


Salt and soft water

Salt and soft water

Corrosion/abrasion-resistant Dur•A•Span Aluminum Plate protects salt and soft water habitat.


Fish Passages

Fish passages

Fish baffle inserts, bridge passages and open-bottomed culverts with integrated footings facilitate fish movement.


Fauna crossings

Wildlife crossings

Wildlife underpass and overpass crossings help protect species, preserve habitat, and increase safety.

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Big R Bridge provides LEED certifiable products
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Recycled steel is the green product of choice
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Weathering bridges
Big R uses weathering steel
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