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    Sep 14, 2023

    Take A Hike—With FRP

    What activity is free burns 440 to 550 calories an hour and can reduce the risk of mental health problems by 50 percent? If this was a Jeopardy question and your response was hiking, you’d be correct. There are approximately 57.8...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, composite bridge, FRP Composites, frp bridge

    Sep 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

    Mar 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

    Mar 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

    Nov 13, 2019

    FRP Pedestrian Bridge Products: When and Why They Help

    A recent rise in health and environmental consciousness has led many people to begin walking and biking in lieu of driving their cars. Whether pedestrians are commuting or are out for a leisurely walk, their safety relies on an...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, pedestrian bridges, pedestrian bridge decks, frp bridge, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP

    Jul 17, 2019

    FRP Acceptance Stronger in Canada

    As I work to promote FRP for bridges through Composite Advantage (CA) sales and through the educational efforts of the American Composites Manufacturers Association’s (ACMA), I’ve observed an interesting phenomenon. FRP enjoys a...

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    Topics: frp bridge

    Jul 10, 2019

    Turning Over and Raising a New Leaf

    We have briefly discussed movable bridges, but, like submersible bridges, it is time to go beyond the surface level and dive deeper into the subject. I spotlighted a few types of movable bridges in our last blog, but this time we...

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    Topics: frp bridge, bascule bridge

    May 8, 2019

    Pedestrian Payload Adds Up: Just ask Golden Gate Bridge Officials

    We design our bridges and decks to handle maximum vehicle weight. Walkers on a quiet park bridge might find it surprising how important it is to also design for a human payload. That 18-wheeler freight truck may look big and...

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    Topics: frp bridge

    Jan 23, 2019

    FRP Decking Passes Lunch & Learn

    A fresh round of Lunch & Learn programs kicked off this month. These meetings and presentations help spread the word about FRP technology for bridges, route platforms and waterfront applications. The questions that owners and...

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    Topics: frp bridge, FRP

    Dec 19, 2018

    Updating the Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone

    Yellowstone National Park's Fishing Bridge recently benefited from one of the key attributes of fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) decking: light weight. Reducing the dead load on bridge structures affords engineers more...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, frp bridge, FRP, Yellowstone National Park