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    Jan 5, 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

    Dec 21, 2016

    The Year in Review on the Brink of a New One

    As one year comes to a close to make room for a brand new one, it's human nature to stop and take a moment to review. Let's dive in.

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, waterfront infrastructure, vehicle bridges, Composite Advantage

    Dec 16, 2016

    Stop Procrastinating: Complete Your PDH Requirements Early in 2017

    Procrastinate. We all do it, and most of us regret it. Especially when you're scrambling to complete your Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirements at the end of the year. You should be relaxing and enjoying the holiday...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, FRP Composites, PDH

    Oct 4, 2016

    A Thing of Beauty: FRP (and Bears) in British Columbia

    Take one look at Trail, British Columbia's Columbia River Skywalk and you see that this pedestrian bridge is nothing short of impressive. Two massive towers protrude upwards, as thousands of feet of high-tensile cable strain...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, Columbia River Skywalk, bears

    Sep 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

    Sep 8, 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

    Jul 13, 2016

    Bridges to Prosperity: Part 2

    You may have seen our last blog on the international nonprofit organization Bridges to Prosperity (B2P). As we mentioned, B2P partners with communities, universities and businesses to build much-needed bridges in the developing...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, Bridges to Prosperity

    Nov 24, 2015

    Walk This Way: The Cantilever Sidewalk

    Concrete sidewalks have a long and storied history. According to researchers, they can be traced to ancient Rome, where lime and volcanic rock were first mixed to make mortar. Concrete is still the go-to material, but its...

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    Topics: pedestrian bridges, cantilever sidewalks