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
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
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
Our bridge and structural plate culvert designs install quickly and easily with minimal site impact.
Open flow designs
Open flow feature prevents blockages and flooding associated with concrete box designs.
Big R Prefabricated Bridges are virtually maintenance free for reduced costs and site impact compared to concrete.
Help salvage older structures and avoid the cost, safety and environmental issues of full replacement.
Salt and soft water
Corrosion/abrasion-resistant Dur•A•Span Aluminum Plate protects salt and soft water habitat.
Fish baffle inserts, bridge passages and open-bottomed culverts with integrated footings facilitate fish movement.
Wildlife underpass and overpass crossings help protect species, preserve habitat, and increase safety.