1. The foundations cause minimal interference with existing river banks.

2. The entrance span acts like a fuse. To prevent serious damage, the access point is a slab which will give way under excessive weight, but can easily be replaced.

3. To ensure stability in uncertain terrain, eight foundation points support the structure.

4. The structure is made with weatherproof steel.

5. The truss for mounting the bridge is part of the structure.

6. The traversal structure reduces to a minimum the obstruction the passage of either wind nor water.

7. The span is large and the bridge is designed to be as high as possible, which is usually higher than flood levels.

8. The entrance crosspieces also limit the height of vehicles, like the ‘fuse’ entrance span this prevents vehicles which are too heavy or large from causing serious damage to the bridge.

9. The slatted deck prevents the accumulation of garbage.

10. The foundations are set in dry terrain, never in the river bed.

11. Horizontal pressure is blocked by the outer foundations.