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

    March 01, 2017

    Lessons From a Golf Course – Part Two

    Photo courtesy of the Happy Pontist.

    Golfers consider an 18-hole game standard fare these days. But 30 years ago, nine-hole courses like the one at Aberfeldy Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands were common. When the club did...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, composite bridge, FRP Composites

    January 05, 2017

    World's First Composite Bridge Turns 25

    Photo by Andrew Curtis

    It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. Such was the case in 1992 with the Aberfeldy Footbridge in Perthshire, Scotland. You might be thinking I’ve gone a bit “mad rocket” [Scottish slang...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, composite bridge, FRP Composites

    October 16, 2015

    To Steel or Not to Steel: Act I

    To Steel Or Not To Steel – That Is The Question.

    Steel has issues.

    At the 2015 Congressional Steel Caucus “State of Steel” Hearing, illegal dumping, currency manipulation and a string of industry layoffs and plant closures...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, composite bridge, steel bridge

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