Brubaker Farms Bridge
The owner had experience with hot-dip galvanizing and knew it would withstand the corrosive nature of truck, tractor, and automobile traffic. He also knew the maintenance-free nature of galvanized steel meant no additional time or money would be wasted on upkeep for the bridge.
The owner plans to retain the property for generations, as it served his existing farm and proposed new home. The entirely galvanized bridge would eliminate costly repainting in years to come, making the initial cost the only cost the family will ever need to deal with for corrosion protection. Also, as a farmer, the owner wanted to protect the land by using natural, environmentally friendly corrosion technology, and galvanized steel is both natural and 98% recyclable.
This bridge is unique for the community, where most of the neighboring farms use wooden structures that limit usage due to weight restrictions. Others use corrugated pipe bridges that can be blocked by debris and create flooding problems. This bridge shows that even a small farm can benefit from economical galvanized steel.