Xingfa Talk: The Application of Aluminium Pedestrian Bridge

Bridge is one of the human greatest inventions. Before 18 century, bridges were made of stones and woods. Compared with stones, wooden bridges are flammable. The appearance of wooden lounge bridges is to be durable. In the early stages, decorations on bridges are appearances purposes. In 18 century, bridge construction developed from stones to steel, aluminium profile until now. And the material developed from heavy to light.、


01 The art of bridge construction is the reasonable usage of material

Aluminium is the most metal in the world. It is also the second most applicable metal in the industry less than ferrum. Aluminium is applied in various fields including aviation, subway transport, vehicle industry, daily household, electronics and delicate facilities.

Aluminium profile had been used in bridge construction for more than 80 years in abroad. The first aluminium bridge application in the world was built across the river where located in Pittsburgh, United State in 1933. Decades later, in 1949, the first complete riveting aluminium bridge was built across the river in Quebec City, Canada with 88.4 meters long. The first aluminium alloy bridge built in Changchun, China, 2007 was a pedestrian bridge that made of 6082-T6 series aluminium profile.


02.The application of aluminium and aluminium alloy’s features

Aluminium is able to lighten the weight and increase the deadweight due to its low density and strong harness. Aluminium profile does not require regular painting maintenance and reduces pollution to the environment due to its anti-corrosion abilities. Aluminium alloys are applied in many fields due to its strength and durability and high recycle rate advantages. It is the most suitable material for modern bridge construction.



The frame, flat and structures are mostly made of aluminium profiles due to its light weight, designable, simplistic and quick-install features. All these additional spare parts are including pedestrian and cycle structures, fences, road signs and light poles.

Aluminium profiles after oxidation can be designed as customer needs in colours and appearances. It will enhance the strength, reduce material cost, match other constructions around and become a city landmark by designing and choosing appropriate aluminium alloy. 

Xingfa aluminium is capable of producing and machining big intersection face aluminium profiles. The imported plants and equipment are international accredit. Xingfa is also capable of running chemical and physical test via spectrum within the national approved test centre, able to produce aluminium pedestrian bridge.

Bridge is a connection of transport. The aluminium material in bridge construction is delivering the idea of environmental-friendly. By the development of the material, technology, construction skills, knowledge, more and more shapes of aluminium pedestrian bridge will appear to conduct a brand new city landmark.

Xingfa Aluminium, established in 1984, is the leading aluminium profile manufacturer in China. Xingfa Aluminium has been persisting on the approaches of combining independent research&development and cooperation with domestic and overseas scientific research institutes. Relying on our own four national and five provincial R&D platforms, Xingfa always keeps close cooperation of industry, university and research to provide strong guarantee for the improvement of the company's technology research and development capability, thus forming self-owned core competence.