The Bamboo Arch Bridge is made from strong and durable material that is molded to look like real bamboo. The curved platform of the bridge is covered with deliberately placed holes. These holes help drain water from the bridge, as well as give additional traction to the bridge to prevent children from slipping and injuring themselves. The molded plastic poles and rods that make up the sides of the bridge are designed, not only to look like authentic bamboo, but also to prevent children from falling off of the bridge and injuring themselves. The two plastic bars that cover the plastic poles can also be held on to by children as the cross the bridge in their play. This is a great and authentic addition to you play structure. Use this bridge to connect platforms, and give your play structure a fun and decorative flair! The Bamboo Arch Bridge is great!