October 22, 2021

    Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit Reflection

    Last month, the Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit held its biennial event in Erie, Pennsylvania, hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Erie County, Erie County Conservation...

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    Topics: trails, pedestrian bridges, trail bridges, bridge design

    April 01, 2020

    COVID-19 And The Way It's Changing Bridge Operations

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s way of life, but we are all trying to continue to work by adapting how we do business. Part of my job is staying on top of the bridge world. I’ve been reading about the ways...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, COVID-19

    January 29, 2020

    Making Connections - Part Two

    After travelling from Ohio to Red Hook, Brooklyn, Composite Advantage’s fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) decking was installed on the West Thames Street pedestrian bridge and readied for a barge trip to Battery Park City where...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges

    January 22, 2020

    Making Connections

    What do you think of when you hear the word commute? You probably imagine a well-dressed businessman or woman, coffee in hand, walking swiftly along a crowded city street like the ones found in New York.  In Manhattan alone,...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges

    January 15, 2020

    2020: The Year Of FRP Composites

    Recent forecast reports show that product performance requirements, cost thresholds and customer demand are driving a growing number of industries—from aerospace, automotive and consumer to marine, infrastructure and rail—to...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, lake tahoe

    December 05, 2019

    Pedestrian Bridge Surfaces - No Slipping!

    “It’s a slippery slope” [a course of action that could lead to trouble]. “He is a slippery fellow.” “The ice is slippery.”  As an adjective, the etymology of the word “slippery” is interesting because it has so many...

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    Topics: bridges, pedestrian bridges, trail bridges

    November 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...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, pedestrian bridges, pedestrian bridge decks, frp bridge, 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

    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

    March 21, 2018

    Bridge Collapse: What Can We Learn?

    Photo courtesy of the National Transportation Safety Board

    People across the nation continue to follow unfolding events around the March 16 collapse of the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge. Our hearts...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges