Introducing AVA Bridge

The adaptable bridge

The next-generation AVA bridge is pre-configured offsite & installed "plug and play" to help save time, money and the environment.

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Adaptable Bridge benefits

The bridge of tomorrow, delivering results today

The AVA bridge is designed to be different. The configurable nature of the bridge design means that AVA can fit any station, anywhere.

SavingS on overall project time
Increase in
service life
Increase in
Lift Reliability
* average compared to traditional methods of construction
rapid onsite delivery

The "plug and play" bridge

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AVa Bridge

Complete access -
any station,

The production of AVA bridge moves from the traditional "Industry 2.0" to a digital "Industry 4.0" with a focus on manufacturing rather than fabrication.

The configurable nature of the bridge design means that AVA can fit any station, anywhere.

With offsite manufacturing and rapid onsite delivery, we can install effectively with a 75% reduction in overall project programme time.

Our bridge is adaptable, cost & carbon effective and most importantly it's designed for the user to enable accessibility for all.

Phil Webb
AVA Bridge

AVa Bridge Features

The bridge with NextGen performance & efficiency

Performance is of course key when developing bridge & lift systems. When you match this with AVA's cost savings from more efficient delivery & sustainability it's a real win-win.

Huge cost savings

The way we are designing and manufacturing these lifts results in on average a 33% reduction in capex.

Faster procurement

With an AVA bridge, we expect a 65% reduction in site time, a 75% reduction in the overall project programme, and a 60% reduction in railway possessions.

Lower emissions

Sustainability is a big part of what we do here at AVA too. The AVA bridge provides a step change reduction in WLC CO2e.

Better performance

With AVA Lifts you can expect a 200% increase in service life and a 100% increase in lift reliability.


AVA is designed to be safe and accessible. Reliability and usability are integral parts of the AVA lift methodology. The lift helps to provide equitable access for people walking, wheelchair users, bikes & trollies.

Network Rail-specific design

All our lifts are specifically designed to suit Network Rail installation with a new or existing footbridge. They are manufactured and assembled in Sheffield from configurable parts to work with bridge variables and are delivered complete with integral installation equipment.

How it works
The "plug and play" bridge

We are proud to be innovating new systems for this industry from the UK. AVA is a pre-configured, factory tested and ready-to-install bridge. Installation includes minimal disruption to the platform or foundation, whilst ensuring compliance with BS EN 81-20.


  • Highly configurable to fit any station, anywhere.
  • Improve performance and productivity with modern methods of manufacturing, contemporary design & construction.
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  • A controlled manufacturing environment enables components to be produced, assembled and rigorously inspected.
  • Ready to install bridge & lift which is pre-configured & factory tested.
  • Assembled off-site, fully clad & bolted, with no need for welding.
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Rapid onsite

  • AVA can be delivered and built significantly faster than traditional methods.
  • Fully pre-commissioned and installed with minimum possessions, and line blocks.
  • Modular build allows for proven design and maximum reuse for sustainability.