January 13, 2022

    Building Better Pathways with Cantilever Sidewalks!

    Clinton Township, a community northeast of Detroit, is proud of its network of pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths. Connecting the Civic Center area trails on the west side of the river to the trails near George George Park...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, FRP Composites

    August 26, 2021

    Celebrating a Special Composites Day and Week

    Three years ago, the composites industry joined the trend of setting aside special days to celebrate people and events. National Composites Week was established during the last week in August to highlight how fiber reinforced...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, FRP Composites

    August 13, 2021

    Lightweight FRP Cantilevered Sidewalks Give Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safe Passage

    Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) cantilevered sidewalks featuring pultruded or vacuum infused deck panels offer a great lightweight solution when it comes to adding or expanding pedestrian access alongside an existing vehicle...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, FRP

    June 04, 2020

    FRP Sidewalks Support Social Distancing

    When it comes to designing a fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) cantilever sidewalk, there are a number of functional and load requirements one must consider.  For example, will the sidewalk accommodate both bicyclists and...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, COVID-19

    May 06, 2020

    Rollin’ On (And Over) The River

    In 1883 Mark Twain wrote about his days on the Mississippi River as a steamboat pilot before the American Civil War. In 1884 he published Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The novels made Twain’s name synomous with life on the...

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    Topics: recreation, cantilever sidewalks, FRP

    September 18, 2019

    FRP Solutions for Pedestrian/Cantilever Bikeways

    Walking and biking have seen a resurgence in popularity. Many commuters are turning their commutes into an opportunity to stay active while reducing their impact on the environment. This increase in walking and biking requires...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, cantilever sidewalks, pedestrian bridge decks

    August 08, 2018

    How Cantilever Sidewalks Can Keep Pedestrians Safe

    Cantilever bridges take their name from the horizontal structural members that support the bridge’s weight on a single end. The supported end is tethered to a pier or piling so that the unsupported end can bear the weight of...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP

    June 20, 2018

    Santiago Calatrava: The man behind the bridges

    Behind every bridge there are countless individuals who help to design, plan and build the finished product. Some of these designers have left a memorable mark on the world of architecture. Bridges serve as paths between two...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, cantilever sidewalks, steel bridge, vehicle bridges, historic bridges

    February 07, 2018

    Take Two With Cantilever Sidewalks

     

    Pedestrian-friendly cities are on the rise, a trend some are calling the new urbanism. At the same time a stronger economy is driving more people to get behind the wheel. Despite technology that makes cars smarter, a report...

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks

    February 01, 2018

    FRP Cantilever Sidewalk Has Pivotal Role To Play

    More people are pulling on their running shoes and hopping aboard carbon-light bicycles these days than ever before. Commuters also use pedestrian walkways to reach rail platforms and parking lots after a long day’s work.

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    Topics: cantilever sidewalks