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    September 06, 2017

    History Lessons While Inspecting An FRP Rail Platform

    Approximately 30 miles from Downtown Chicago is a station that serves thousands of local passengers on the Chicago METRA. Located on the Rock Island District Line, the New Lenox Station may have only been part of the METRA line...

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    Topics: Rail Platforms, Chicago METRA

    August 30, 2017

    Bridges Need Summer Checkups Too

    For many families, summer checkups and sports physicals are part of the back-to-school routine. Therefore, August was an appropriate month for us to perform checkups on our products around the Dayton area, including pedestrian...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, trail bridges, pedestrian bridge decks

    August 15, 2017

    The Biggest Dam Bridge

    In Little Rock, Arkansas, the Pulaski County Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge crosses the Arkansas River and is the centerpiece of the Big Dam Bridge Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail. At 4,226 feet, it's the longest pedestrian bridge in...

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    Topics: trail bridges

    August 09, 2017

    Living the High Line

    After nearly 50 years of service, the High Line, part of New York City’s West Side Line, closed to railway traffic in 1980. Over the next 20 years, the railway was preserved in hopes to house a new subway line. Instead, a...

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    Topics: trail bridges

    August 02, 2017

    Iowa's Unorthodox Trail Bridge

    In the middle of the Des Moines River Valley, there's a half-mile trail bridge that connects 600 miles of trails in Central Iowa. The High Trestle Trail Bridge, as it's known, was reopened in 2011 as the fifth longest pedestrian...

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    Topics: trail bridges

    July 20, 2017

    An All-Natural Trail Bridge

    Inside Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest lies the Red River Gorge Geological Area. Inside this area, there are around 150 natural arches, the highest concentration of natural arches east of the Mississippi River. There's a...

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    Topics: trail bridges, state parks

    July 12, 2017

    The Oldest and Last Incan Bridge

     

    Most bridges today are made with materials such as steel, concrete, fiber composites or bricks. One material that's not used in new construction is rope. However, one of the oldest bridges in the world is a rope bridge. Since...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, trail bridges

    July 05, 2017

    Anderson Ferry has Bicentennial

    On the shores of Dry Creek in Hebron, Kentucky, you will see a boat carrying four cars across the Ohio River as the sun rises in early in the day. The ride is only a couple of bucks, and it takes just minutes to cross the Ohio...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals

    June 28, 2017

    Jacksonville's St. Johns River Ferry

    Only a few short years ago, Jacksonville, Florida had a ferry route across the St. Johns River that was in disrepair and near closure. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority took control of the St. Johns River Ferry on March...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals, st. johns river ferry

    June 21, 2017

    Ferry Service in the U.S.

    Tucked between the towns of Rocky Hill and Glastonbury, Connecticut lies a three-vehicle barge that provides rides across the Connecticut River. This service is known as the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, which began operations in...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals

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