Installation video of a rental bridge over the Panama Canal, september 2015.


Matière® Panel Bridge is a modern and advanced development of “Bailey” type bridges:

• modular structure;

• consisting of interchangeable standard components;

• pre-designed;

• robust;

• spans up to 61m.

With only a reduced team and basic equipment necessary for its assembly, the MPB is a bridge suitable for all type of situations: permanent bridges for secondary network, temporary bridges, emergency bridges for military or civilian purposes (storage option for crisis response).


MPB, a new generation of steel panel bridge is designed according to International Standards (AASHTO, Eurocodes, …). It is the latest addition to  Matière® high quality modular systems’ range, it complies with the following specifications:

• the MPB is made of lateral panels of 3.05m (L) x 2.29m (H) and transversal beams;



• standard lane width (3.15m) as well as extra-wide lane (4.20m) and double lane (7.35m), it can be fitted with a safe pedestrian walkway either inside or outside the truss;

• all components are hot-dip galvanized;

• decking with raised pattern galvanised steel  plates or with anti-skid coating;

• MPB bridges are transported in standard containers.


Two methods of installation are possible with the Matière® Panel Bridge:

• craning: faster and easier installation of the MPB;

• launching: when the site does not allow crane access, the MPB can be launched across the gap.

• both of these implementation methods are provided by Matière®.

The Company provides on-site technical assistance if required.


Longitudinal modularity : the MPB can spans up to 61meters


Transversal modularity : (single or double lane)


Very quick and easy to install, either by craning or launching


Easy to transport and to store



Economic and light


Bridge pre-designed with interchangeable components




Permanent bridges for secondary network


Temporary bridges


Emergency bridges for military purposes


Emergency bridges for civilian solutions