Bar Grating Case Studies


Location:  Washington Street Bridge – Grayslake, IL
Material:  Serrated Galvanized 19W4 Bar Grating
Product Amount:  914 sq. ft.
Application:  Walkway grating on each side of the new Washington Street Railroad Bridge

Direct metals delivered 914 sq. ft. of 1-1/2" x 3/16" Serrated Galvanized 19W4 Bar Grating from our warehouse in Waukegan, IL down the road to Grayslake, IL for the village’s Washington Street Overpass project.

Washington Street Bridge Case Study (PDF)

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Location:  Killdeer Wetlands – Cook County, IL
Material: 2-1/2" x 3/16" 7P4 Press Locked Galvanized Steel Grating
Steel Grating Pieces: 56 pieces 36" x 96" to cover an area 1280 square feet
Application:  Tinley Creek Pedestrian Bridge Floor Grating

Direct Metals supplied 56 pieces of 2-1/2" x 3/16" of 7P4 press locked galvanized steel grating as part of the site improvement plans for Tinley Creek Forest Preserve in Cook County, IL—just outside of Chicago. Counter sunk lands were used to mechanically fasten down the grating. The galvanized metal grating meets ADA requirements and is being used as steel flooring for the pedestrian bridge located in the Killdeer Wetlands.

Galvanized Metal Grating Case Study (PDF)

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Location:  Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
Material:  Bar Grating Panels & Wire Mesh Panels
Application:  New scoreboard structure & railing mesh inside the ballpark

Direct Metals is honored to have taken part in a massive construction project inside the renowned Wrigley Field in Chicago. We supplied 4 floors of bar grating inside the new scoreboard structure and provided infill wire mesh panels throughout the ballpark. Our product was shipped to Wrigley Field from our service center in nearby Waukegan, IL.

Bar Grating & Wire Mesh Case Study (PDF)

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Location:  Atlanta, GA (near Sweet Auburn Curb Market and Krog Street Market)
General Contractor:  Pace Properties, Trammell Crow
Material:  3/16" & 1-1/2" Serrated 7TW4 Galvanized Fabricated Bar Grating Panels & Stair Treads. Bearing bars are 7/16" on center which is ADA approved and high heel safe for walking traffic.
Product Amount:  57,000 lbs./139 pieces
Application:  Access ramp, platforms and stairs connecting the Edgewood Avenue bridge to the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail

Direct Metals supplied 57,000 lbs. and 139 pieces of 3/16" & 1-1/2" serrated 7TW4 galvanized fabricated bar grating panels as part of Atlanta's Historic Fourth Ward BeltLine project—a new greenspace for the neighborhood to gather. The material was used to create an access ramp, platforms and stairs connecting the Edgewood Avenue bridge to the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. This allows the trail’s pedestrians and bicyclists to enter the trail from residences and local eateries on and around Edgewood Avenue. The access ramp and stairs also give pedestrians and bicyclists an alternate route to the popular Sweet Auburn Curb Market and Krog Street Market nearby.

Bar Grating Case Study (PDF)

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