Portable Bridges

GRSE is the pioneer in Manufacturing Pre-Fabricated Steel Bridges in India. For the last 40 years, GRSE is involved in manufacturing this special type of bridge. 

With a modular design facilitating easy assembly, these bridges can be erected very fast even in the most challenging terrain and conditions. On-site installation infrastructure required being minimal makes them ideal for remote areas. Used mainly by Defence Forces, Border Roads Organisation and civil agencies to restore communication in rural, hilly or flood prone regions. These versatile bridges often play vital roles in strategic surface transport networks. 

GRSE has supplied many bridges towards Disaster Management (i.e. Tsunami, Landslides etc.) in Andaman, Sri Lanka, Leh (J&K) etc. 

Our portable bridges confirm to Global AASHTO (American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials) Standards and are supplied in hot dip galvanized condition. We have entered into a memorandum of understanding for supply of galvanized portable steel bridges with the Government of Odisha, Government of Chhattisgarh and for Project Himank of the Border Roads Organisation. According to the ICRA Report, the total domestic market for portable bridges is estimated to be ₹2,000-2,500 million in revenue size. In terms of capacity, our Company, which has around 60% market share, manufactured around 4,800 metric tonnes in Fiscal 2017. The bridges are made to order as the configuration of the bridge varies according to the bridge span and the load carrying capacity of the bridge. The bridge, manufactured using mainly steel, is assembled on site and is therefore also known as a portable bridge. (Source: ICRA Report). The engineering division has supplied sixty-seven (67) portable bridges during the Fiscal 2018, seventy four (74) portable bridges during the Fiscal 2017 and seventy (70) portable bridges in the Fiscal 2016 which indicated a decline of about 15% in monetary terms in the Fiscal 2018 due to reduction in market demand.

Our Company holds patents for stiffened steel deck system for single lane bridges and manufacture of double lane portable steel bridges which were awarded to it in the year 2011 and 2007, respectively. Further, two (2) more patent applications pertaining to Improvised Single Lane Steel bridge system and Improvised Steel Decking system are under processing for certification. This unit has an in-house Design department involved in continuous upgradation of its products to meet the changing requirements of prospective customers and at present working on development of assault bridges, cable gripper for suspension bridges and walk way attachment for portable steel bridges. To meet what we believe to be increasing demand for our portable bridge products, we have created additional production facilities at DEP which is expected to supply about ten (10) bridges during the current fiscal year. We manufactured what we believe to be the highest modular steel bridge in the world, at Khardung-la, Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir, which was erected at an altitude of 5,602 meters by the Border Road Organisation and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1990.