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    Apr 19, 2024

    Prioritizing Bridge Protection

    As the makers of bridge and waterway Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) infrastructure products, we weren’t surprised when we started getting calls from reporters who wanted to understand “fenders” and “dolphins” after the accident...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, fenders

    Sep 7, 2023

    Six Reasons FRP Delivers A Sustainable Bridge Solution

    Robert Wills, vice president of, the Construction Program for the American Iron and Steel Institute recently called attention to the critical need to repair or replace thousands of off-system bridges. He was talking about spans...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, vehicle bridges

    Apr 20, 2023

    CCG Restoration Stories: Rocks Village Bridge

    Shortly after the American Revolution ended, in 1794, the first bridge at Swett’s Ferry across the Merrimack River was built. The wooden bridge allowed Bay Staters a simpler alternative to a ferry crossing and its 30-foot draw...

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    Topics: FRP bridge deck, FRP Composites, vehicle bridges

    Jan 8, 2020

    Vehicle Bridges Through Time

    Every bridge is unique—like a fingerprint—yet they also share some common architectural features that include crowns, drains and wear surfaces.

    The world’s oldest datable bridge still in use is the slab-stone single-arch span...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges

    Dec 11, 2019

    FRP Decks for Movable Vehicle Bridges

    Over the past 15 years, Composite Advantage has manufactured fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) decking for bridges of all kinds. From simple footbridges in National Parks to multi-lane vehicle bridges in major metropolitan areas, if...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, vehicle bridges, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, FRP

    Mar 20, 2019

    Do Bridge Crossings Scare You? You Are Not Alone

    The Jeremiah Morrow Bridge is Ohio’s tallest bridge, hovering 239 ft. above the Little Miami River gorge. The crossing, located between Fort Ancient and Oregonia, is also one of the state’s longest bridges at 2,525 ft. The I-71...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, gephyrophobia

    Feb 13, 2019

    Rugged Design For Tahoe’s Rocky Shoreline

    In our last blog, we talked about the unique challenges faced by the Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) State Route 28 Shared-Use Path project. Miles of undeveloped, pristine, rocky shoreline also pushed the envelope...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, lake tahoe

    Feb 6, 2019

    FRP Right Fit for Shared-use Path on Lake Tahoe's Rocky Shoreline

    Fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been adopted as a mainstream construction material, particularly in structural strengthening applications, pedestrian bridges and rebar. For most FRP bridge applications, the steel...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, FRP, lake tahoe

    Dec 19, 2018

    Updating the Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone

    Yellowstone National Park's Fishing Bridge recently benefited from one of the key attributes of fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) decking: light weight. Reducing the dead load on bridge structures affords engineers more...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, frp bridge, FRP, Yellowstone National Park

    Nov 7, 2018

    Past and Present Come Full Circle in Historic Peevy Road Bridge

    Dayton, Ohio has been called the cradle of creativity, a city of innovation. From the invention of flight and the advent of the self-starter which fueled the auto boom to the cash register, the city continues to nurture advances...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, historic bridges