February 04, 2022

    Bridge Spotlight: Mill Cove Creek

    Coming into 2022, we want to spotlight more of our composite bridges. I want to share the stories of bridge-building, the impact of these bridges in their communities, and how we work with customers. This month we are looking at...

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

    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 District...

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

    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. Angry...

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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

    August 24, 2016

    Happy 100th Anniversary to the National Park Service

    The National Park Service turns 100 years old tomorrow! The NPS is celebrating throughout the country and offering free admission to 412 national parks through August 28. This spotlight on parks also offers visitors a chance to...

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    Topics: trails, national parks

    April 27, 2016

    Dust Off Your Hiking Boots - Spring has Sprung

    This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday. In 2015, more than 305 million people visited national parks, beating all previous attendance records.

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    Topics: trails, International Trails Symposium, Dayton

    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

    September 16, 2015

    Going Green? FRP Makes Its Case

    What do restaurants, cruise vacations and the fashion industry have in common? They're all "going green" in 2015. What is "going green?" It's minimizing environmental impact, while remaining profitable. This has become an...

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    Topics: trails, green, bridge decks

    February 18, 2015

    Takeaways: Ohio Parks & Recreation 2015

    Earlier this month, I attended the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) conference and trade show. Despite the 10 inches of snow that fell in Sandusky, Ohio, OPRA2015 was a success, with many new exhibitors and attendees....

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, bridges, recreation, trails, parks

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