September 16, 2021

    Custom FRP Bridges Are Our Specialty

    Pedestrian bridges play an important role in helping those who walk across them reach their destination – including children on their way to school in Narragansett, Rhode Island. So when a company reached out to us looking for a...

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    Topics: bridges, composite bridge, bridge design, frp bridge, FRP, access structures

    March 17, 2021

    Bermuda, We Have Lift Off

    Last week, we introduced you to the longest pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) clear span bridge in the world. The 152-ft.-long, 8-ft.-wide structure is a jewel in the Friends of Bermuda Railway Trail’s project to reconnect...

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    Topics: bridges, composite bridge, bridge design, frp bridge, FRP, access structures

    March 11, 2021

    The Long, Long FRP Bridge

    Bermuda is just 21 miles long and 1.75 miles wide. Yet its iconic pink sand beaches, crystal and fantasy caves, historic settlements and striking coves draw close to 650,000 visitors a year. In 2012, Dr. Tucker Murphy and his...

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    Topics: bridges, composite bridge, bridge design, frp bridge, FRP, access structures

    November 10, 2020

    FRP and The Golden Gate Bridge – An Exercise In Sustainability

    Sustainability in manufacturing is a big theme these days. It’s an umbrella term for programs, initiatives and activities that target the preservation of a resource. Most experts agree that sustainability covers four areas:...

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    Topics: bridges, FRP, sustainability

    November 04, 2020

    FRP Bridge + Low Energy Consumption = Sustainability

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines sustainable construction as the “practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a structure’s...

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    Topics: bridges, FRP, sustainability

    December 05, 2019

    Pedestrian Bridge Surfaces - No Slipping!

    “It’s a slippery slope” [a course of action that could lead to trouble]. “He is a slippery fellow.” “The ice is slippery.”  As an adjective, the etymology of the word “slippery” is interesting because it has so many...

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    Topics: bridges, pedestrian bridges, trail bridges

    September 19, 2018

    Cau Vang Golden Bridge - Walking Through the Hands of God

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    Topics: bridges

    April 18, 2018

    Final Thoughts on the National Bridge Preservation Conference

    Last week, I attended the National Bridge Preservation Partnership Conference in Florida.  This conference offers presentations from government agencies and industry on preservation technologies.  The conference is tied to the ...

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    Topics: bridges, pedestrian bridges, FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, pedestrian bridge decks

    July 06, 2016

    Salute to Bridges to Prosperity

    Here at Composite Advantage, we like bridges of all kind. But we wanted to use today's blog to highlight a special kind of bridge-building. Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international organization that helps to build...

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    Topics: bridges, Bridges to Prosperity

    March 23, 2016

    Spring Cleaning To Do List: Bridge Rehab – Check

    This month Hillside Pedestrian Bridge in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park got a spring makeover just in time to reopen the span to visitors anxious to leave winter behind and enjoy the outdoors again. But this isn’t the first...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, bridges, trails, FRP bridge deck, bridge decks

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