American Made Steel Bridge stainless-steel bridge

Bridge made from sheet metal
Truss bridge for ga. 1 track
American Made Steel Bridges
26374 Hernando Road
Winter Haven FL 33884
Price: $210

Stainless-steel truss bridge (#10048); made from 18-gauge sheet metal; welded construction; can be used alone or combined with other units to make a longer bridge. Dimensions: Length, 18"; width, 6"; height, 93/4" (91/4" clear)

Pros: Heavy, robust construction; welded joints; impervious to weather; can be extended with other units
Cons: None
We first reviewed this company’s products in our December 2013 issue. A new review sample has been received that incorporates some improvements over the original structure.

This is a simple truss bridge, laser cut from 18-gauge (.050") stainless steel. The bottom and sides are made from a single piece, with the sides folded up. The top edges are also folded 90° for stiffness. A laser-cut top section, also with folded edges, fits over the lower section and is welded to it, creating an extremely solid, stable assembly. All edges have been deburred and are smooth, posing no hazard to the user.

The deck of the bridge is a solid piece except for mounting holes. These holes are duplicated along the lower sides of the bridge and are to be used when combining spans with special brackets available from the company. If you are just using the bridge as a single span, the end holes may be used to attach the bridge to abutments.

This bridge is not a scale model of any truss bridge, nor is it intended to be. Instead, it presents the visual image of a truss bridge when placed in a garden setting. It is well made, solid, and will stand up to any weather and most critters. If you are looking for a representative bridge of this type, American Made Steel Bridges’ offering is one to consider.


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