Discover the many benefits of naturally-weathering steel.
Big R’s Prefabricated Bridges are available in custom-painted, galvanized, metalized or naturally-weathering finishes. Weathering steel contains elements that allow it to form a protective coating or patina when properly exposed to the atmosphere.
Many bridge engineers and specifiers choose weathering steel for its environmental performance and economical benefits:
- Reduced toxic emissions
No oil-based coating is used, which reduces emissions of volatile organic compounds.
- No contaminated blast debris in habitats
Because the steel is not painted, no periodic maintenance blasting is required.
- Cost savings of 10% or more initially and even more over the life of the structure
No painting and steel’s durability mean reduced costs.
- Long life and high performance
Weathering Steel has been used on bridges for many decades and performs well in most environments.