January 08, 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

    December 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

    March 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

    February 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

    February 06, 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

    December 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

    November 07, 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

    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

    May 30, 2018

    Maintaining Balance: FRP Strikes Right Note With Old, Historic Bridges

    Bridges are often the topic of noteworthy lists due to some characteristic that sets them apart. For example, the oldest surviving roadway bridge is Northeast Philadelphia’s Frankford Avenue Bridge erected in 1697. The Chesapeake...

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    Topics: FRP Composites, vehicle bridges, frp bridge

    June 14, 2017

    Sarah Long Bridge for the Next Century

    The states of Maine and New Hampshire started a project called the “Three Bridge Agreement” in 2011. The project addresses the three bridges that the two states jointly own, including the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. As part of the...

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    Topics: vehicle bridges, wind fairings

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