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    Jun 28, 2017

    Jacksonville's St. Johns River Ferry

    Only a few short years ago, Jacksonville, Florida had a ferry route across the St. Johns River that was in disrepair and near closure. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority took control of the St. Johns River Ferry on March...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals, st. johns river ferry

    Jun 21, 2017

    Ferry Service in the U.S.

    Tucked between the towns of Rocky Hill and Glastonbury, Connecticut lies a three-vehicle barge that provides rides across the Connecticut River. This service is known as the Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, which began operations in...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, ferry terminals

    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

    Sep 18, 2016

    When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough [FRP] Get Going

    As a lightweight contender, Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites continue to put conventional materials on the ropes when it comes to strength and durability. Yet, this advanced material sometimes gets a bad rap when it...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites

    Jun 24, 2016

    Rollin' Down The River: Wickets 101

    Unless you're a barge operator navigating the nation’s waterways or a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) tasked to maintain these routes, you probably don’t know what a wicket is. My first thoughts were one of my...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites, wickets

    Jun 16, 2016

    PORTS16: Positive Progress for FRP

    New Orleans in June. Toasty, to say the least. However, the PORTS 2016 conference that concluded yesterday was worth the trip for many reasons. The three and a half days of valuable educational sessions and networking are just a...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FiberPILE, PORTS16

    May 25, 2016

    Large Diameter Pipe Piles: Less Is More

    We’ve all heard the phrase "less is more." Robert Browning used it first in an 1855 poem, but it was architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe who made it famous. Mies, a founder of the modern architecture movement, believed “simplicity...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites, large diameter pipe piles

    May 17, 2016

    FRP Piles Reduce Costs for Future Generations

    Last year divers took to the murky depths of Baltimore’s waterfront to tackle the gargantuan task of repairing and rebuilding the port city’s aging infrastructure. Near zero visibility, wood timbers dating back to 1923 and...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP piles

    May 11, 2016

    FRP Composite Materials: the Perfect Fit for Waterfront Infrastructure

    Since the first fiberglass boat was launched in 1954, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have proven ideal for marine infrastructure applications. Corrosion resistance to both sea water and chemicals has made FRP extremely...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, FRP Composites

    May 3, 2016

    Hitting The Waterways This Summer? Fenders Keep Your Ride Comfortable

    The last time I rode a ferry was when I took Shepler’s service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Captivated by the view, I wasn’t thinking about things like the fenders that funneled the ferry into the terminal and absorbed the...

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    Topics: waterfront infrastructure, fenders, ferry terminals