October 28, 2020

    Taking Control of Life Cycle Costs of Movable Bridges

    Discussions about movable bridges tend to focus on materials, mechanisms and maintenance. A moveable bridge is categorized as any bridge that changes position or shape to allow boats to pass.

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    Topics: Movable Bridges, life cycle cost

    October 01, 2020

    FRP Has “A Lock” on Movable Bridges

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    The Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. Historians will tell you that if you are lucky enough to travel the waterway, you’ll see living history. Only 10 percent...

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    Topics: Movable Bridges, swing span

    March 04, 2020

    FRP Gets Cheney Rail-Trail Ready for April Kick-off

    People across the United States are reaching for their running shoes, hiking sandals and sneakers, making sure their bike tires are full of air and stocking up on sunscreen, insect repellent and clothes made with wicking...

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    Topics: Movable Bridges

    February 26, 2020

    All the Right Moves

    There are approximately 614,387 bridges in the United States. In contrast to their stationary cousins, movable bridges have the ability to change position (and sometimes shape) to accommodate road and river traffic.

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    Topics: Movable Bridges

    August 28, 2019

    The Bridge Keeper is No Troll

    One of our most recent projects was a vehicle bascule bridge in Michigan City, Indiana. It was a job Composite Advantage did not anticipate. An emergency arose when the bridge, which is over a river that flows into Lake Michigan,...

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    Topics: Movable Bridges, bascule bridge

    July 24, 2019

    Swing into Action: Another Movable Bridge

    Other bridges move out of the way! The latest specialty bridge is coming. That is, movable bridges of course. We have already briefly discussed a few types of movable bridges in our other blogs, including bascule, transporter,...

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    Topics: Movable Bridges

    May 30, 2019

    Get a Move On! Spotlight on Movable Bridges

    Have you ever told your parents or spouse that you will “cross that bridge when you get there?” Well, that time is sooner than you thought because now bridges themselves can move. Yes, we are talking about movable bridges,...

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    Topics: Movable Bridges

    October 13, 2016

    Movable Bridge Symposium: Takeaways

    Last month, I exhibited at the 2016 Biennial Movable Bridge Symposium (MBS), sponsored by Heavy Movable Structures, Inc. This is a refreshing and fairly unique conference and trade show. It's organized by a group of people and...

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    Topics: Movable Bridges, Heavy Movable Structures

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