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

    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

    June 13, 2019

    Tales of Tahoe: Installing the Tahoe Bridge

    We are excited to be wrapping up our Tahoe pedestrian bridge project saga after almost two years. The project is almost completed with plans to be open the 28th of June. Even though the installation process has proved to be a...

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    Topics: trail bridges, lake tahoe

    March 13, 2019

    Never Ending Trails and a Bicycle Built for Two

    The famous children’s song “A Bicycle Built for Two” has an interesting history. Englishman Harry Dacre wrote it after he arrived in New York in 1881 with his bicycle. Customs officers asked Dacre to pay duty on the bike....

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    Topics: trails, trail bridges, rails-to-trails

    November 29, 2018

    Year of the Trails

    Since 1992, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has championed more than $15.6 billion in funds to support more than 54,000 trail and active transportation projects. To date, over 13,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been...

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    Topics: trails, trail bridges, rails-to-trails

    June 13, 2018

    Keeping the Scenic Route - National Park Financial Infusion

    When we talk about our single panel fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) trail bridge we concentrate on things like zero maintenance and a life cycle of 100 years.  We focus on applications and solutions which can sometimes make it...

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    Topics: trail bridges, national parks, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP

    May 02, 2018

    Rails-to-Trails Part 2:  Mile by Mile

    The administration unveiled a plan for fixing the nation’s infrastructure in February.  In 2020, federal transportation legislation will come due for renewal. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has deemed the timing right and...

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    Topics: trail bridges, rails-to-trails, Infrastructure, FRP Composites

    February 21, 2018

    Showing Off: January Parks Shows

    Park and recreation associations know how to put on events that are fun yet educational. I recently attended events in Ohio and Indiana that, despite featuring educational sessions and great trade shows, were fun,...

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    Topics: trail bridges, IPRA, OPRA

    January 24, 2018

    See You at Indiana and Ohio Parks Conferences

    Midway through winter we here at Composite Advantage are ready to start thinking about spring time, and venturing out into the many parks here in the Midwest. It's also the time when parks and rec departments look at their...

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    Topics: trail bridges, IPRA, OPRA

    January 17, 2018

    A Story of Three Trail Bridges

    Sara Lee Arnovitz Nature Preserve is a beautiful park filled with many different types of plants and wildlife, located in Xenia, OH. This park is best known for its 42 acres of wetlands, complete with a boardwalk trail....

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    Topics: trail bridges