Graves are often left OPEN, creating an extremely hazardous environment to patrons.  Before the casket of a loved one is abruptly placed within its designated resting plot children, as well as pets, may, out of curiosity, get to close and fall into the hole. Causing injury and extreme disruption during a most reverent time. Mourners have often wandered next to the grave looking into the hole, creating a safety hazard.  The Bridge covers the entire burial pit, avoiding hazards which surround the coffin.
   Traditional burials require support boards around the burial pit, and then are covered up. With the boards hidden this becomes a tripping hazard to any of those who wish to be near the coffin
     THE BRIDGE allows safer transitions from the bare ground to the area around the casket for pallbearers and mourners. The handrail increases stability for a safer walkway.