July 29, 2022

    Road Trip Reveal - FRP Bridge Decks Hold Up Under Scrutiny

    Last month I traveled up the East Coast to inspect 19 Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) infrastructure projects that have been designed and fabricated by Creative Composites Group (CCG) over the past 10 years. As a supplier, our...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, bridge decks, FRP Composites

    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

    November 21, 2016

    Training of a Champion: Fiber Reinforced Polymer

    In the world of sports, some experts consider boxing to be the most physically demanding. And a lot of attention has been devoted to discussing the most effective training methods. Some still lean toward methodology that many...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites

    September 29, 2016

    FiberSPAN Hits the Deck of the Columbia River Skywalk

    Artist rendering of the Columbia River Skywalk in Trail, BC.

    "Resultsclearly indicate the structure cannot be used in any way, shape or form due to severe deterioration

    The leaders and citizens of Trail, BC, Canada weren’t...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, FRP bridge deck

    September 08, 2016

    In The Center Ring: FRP vs. Concrete

    In the arena of bridge decks, concrete has reigned as the heavyweight favorite - and I do mean heavyweight. But the need for accelerated construction and zero maintenance, coupled with rising transportation costs, has put...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites

    April 11, 2016

    Bridge Preservation Partnership – Learning and Sharing

    I recently attended the Southeast Bridge Preservation Partnership in San Antonio, Texas along with bridge owners and industry members from the southeastern US. The organization defines bridge preservation as

     "actions or...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, bridge preservation

    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

    November 02, 2015

    To Steel or Not to Steel: Act II

    To steel or not to steel - that is still the question.

    We always say "to steel," at least when designing FRP bridges and considering the high structural loads of infrastructure applications. Our FRP products include embedded...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, steel bridge, steel

    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

    May 08, 2015

    Live Blogging a Trail Bridge Install: Part 2

    Good news! We've completed the installation of the trail bridge in Phillips Park, Beavercreek Township, Ohio. If you missed our last blog introducing the project, click here!

    Back to this week. The weather was beautiful here in...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, trail bridges, FRP bridge deck

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