Bridges

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

National Park Looking for Long Lasting Bridge Deck Replacement Product Chooses FiberSPAN

April 14, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio - The National Park Service got barely a decade of use out of the wood bridge deck installed on Hillside Pedestrian Bridge in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park before rotting timbers and corroding steel forced the federal agency to close the structure and look for a longer lasting solution. The Federal Highway Administration specified FRP material in design plans for the new...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

FiberSPAN Wins Bid over Fiberglass Wood Decking for Ottawa's Historic Minto Bridges East and Center

February 15, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio –When corrosion of the existing steel bridge deck grating supporting Ottawa, Canada’s historic Minto Bridges East and Center closed the spans to vehicular traffic, designers began looking for a durable, low-maintenance replacement. The truss bridges, built between 1900 and 1902, also needed a lightweight solution. Research led city engineers to choose a fiber reinforced polymer...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Power Engineering and Powerstrut's Heavy Duty Grip Strut Bridge Walkways Transform Unsafe Inspection Walkways into Sturdy Catwalks

January 12, 2016

Shrewsbury, MA - Power Engineering and Cooper B-Line are delivering its promise to supply inspectors a safer and more efficient approach to inspecting any bridge's underside. At hundreds of feet above rivers and lakes, these rickety walkways create a potentially dangerous situation not to mention an uneasy experience for inspection workers. Heavy Duty Grip Strut Bridge Walkways will solve...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk

December 23, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio – A “Sidewalk Closed” sign used to hang on the Niagara County, New York Wilson-Burt Bridge. The girder structure carries motor traffic and pedestrians across Eighteen Mile Creek. At the end of November, the county unveiled the bridge’s new 5 1/2 ft. wide, 442 ft. long FiberSPAN cantilever sidewalk as part of a full bridge rehabilitation project valued at $4.2 million. With...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.

November 12, 2015

Offering facilitated installation onto existing structures, FRP corrosion-resistant and zero-maintenance cantilever sidewalk system consists of stringers, deck, and railing and weighs as little as 13 psf. FiberSPAN deck panels weigh 4–9 psf, and connection options include supports at piers for minimized superstructure or gussets that act as floor beams at diaphragms or trusses. Railing attaches directly to FRP decking, and components are prefabricated. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Bridge Deck/Rail Platform offers high-traffic area wear surface.

September 8, 2015

FiberSPAN pedestrian bridge deck and rail platform products are available with Matacryl system, which combines quartz aggregate in methyl methacrylate polymer for increased durability and reduced roughness. Suitable for areas experiencing heavy use, Matacryl has ¼ in. wear surface that is UL tested for fire resistance. Product weighs 2 lb/ft² and exhibits elongation >100% that enables surface to withstand high impact at cold temperatures. Matacryl is also immune to UV radiation and fading. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

FiberSPAN's Bridge System Connects Three Parks Giving Hikers Access to Trails

August 19, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio — In 2012 flooding and erosion prompted Ohio’s Beavercreek Township to close a bridge crossing that connects Rotary Park, Phillips Park and the Beavercreek Wetlands Nature Preserve. Green County park employees had pieced together the original bridge from used county highway bridge materials. The Township wanted something different and found they didn’t have to look further...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Construction Equipment & Supplies, Material Handling & Storage

Spider Provides Float Platform for California Bridge Maintenance

August 19, 2015

Seattle – Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently provided the suspended scaffolding solution for maintenance on a wooden suspension bridge that spans the south fork of the American River in Placerville, California. The seventy-five year old Mosquito Bridge is just 9 feet wide and 140 feet long, but it is crossed by about 1,300 vehicles daily. The El Dorado County Transportation...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

FiberSPAN Fiberglass Decking Replaces Traditional Wood for Two Aging Bridges

April 2, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio – Though miles apart, bridge owners in Springfield, Oregon and Hayward, California had the same idea; to replace traditional wood on aging structures with Composite Advantage's FiberSPAN Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge decking. "Both bridge owners were looking for a product with a longer life cycle," says Scott Reeve, president of Composite Advantage. "The two bridges had...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Mechanical Components & Assemblies

FiberSPAN Bridge Product a Zero Maintenance Choice for Mason Ohio Apartment Community Walking Trails

March 3, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio -- When Columbus, Ohio-based Schottenstein Real Estate Group launched plans to develop a high-end apartment complex in Mason, Ohio it chose FiberSPAN as part of its design for a network of walking trails. The Composite Advantage Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge gave Schottenstein a zero maintenance solution with aesthetic appeal. “The developer needed an attractive structure...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

FiberSPAN Decking Used in Rails-To-Trails Project to Renovate Abandoned Pennyslvania Trestle Bridge

January 30, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio– Pennyslvania’s Broad Top Township chose Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product to repurpose an abandoned trestle bridge. The bridge is a key component of a 4-mile span of public trail connecting Hopewell and Tatesville, counties that intersect with two public parks. The project is part of the Rails-To-Trail Conservancy effort to revive...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Composite Advantage's Fiberspan Prefabricated FRP Bridge Makes Quick Work of Installation

September 19, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio– Daniel Boone National Forest sprawls across 21 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. Tucked inside the Cumberland Plateau, the world's longest expanse of hardwood-forested plateau, Daniel Boone is one of the most heavily used forests in the South; totaling more than 708,000 acres and attracting over 5 million visitors a year. When the aging, wood bridge structure at...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

New Withlacoochee Trail Section and Expanding Custom Portfolio

June 20, 2014

May 16, 2014 marked the grand opening of the Dunnellon Trail Bridge. Leesburg Concrete Company, Incorporated (LCCI) was a part of this significant recreational project. "Our part was the design completion and manufacture of precast concrete elements and associated connections for the precast columns and ornamental structures of the...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LV-45 and LV-48 Linear Position Sensors Used In Bridge Health Monitoring System

March 14, 2014

An ongoing challenge in the USA is that our transportation infrastructure is aging, as attested to by the increasing traffic and the resulting load limits being placed on bridges. In the present technological world, bridge monitoring does not have to rely on periodic human inspections, but could rely instead on electronically monitoring a bridge's health, so it can be maintained and repaired...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Pennsylvana Companies Design, Pultrude and Fabricate a Fiberglass Bridge for the Mid State Trail Association

February 3, 2014

Loysburg, PA — A triad of veteran companies skilled in the design, manufacturing and fabrication of fiberglass bridge structures recently supplied an 85' long, 4' wide pedestrian bridge to the Mid State Trail Association. The bridge replaced a wooden swinging bridge that had been removed from service due to severe deterioration. The new fiberglass bridge spans Yellow Creek near Loysburg, PA,...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

Composite Advantage's FRP Pedestrian Bridge Deck Improves Safety Provides Critical Connection Link for Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center

September 9, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio – Composite Advantage LLC's FiberSPAN™ Fiber Reinforced Polymer bridge deck product was installed on a new 3-span steel superstructure at Wolf Creek National Park near Vienna, Va.The new pedestrian bridge was designed to connect two main facilities at the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center and provide safe crossing over the 10-lane Dulles Access and Toll Road. The Barnes and...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

Washington DC DDOT Taps Composite Advantage FiberSPAN(TM) Bridge Product for Replacement of Aging Vehicle Bridge Deck

September 9, 2013

DAYTON, Ohio – When the District of Columbia's 29th Street Bridge needed replacing, the District Department of Transportation [Washington, DC] chose FiberSPAN™. Composite Advantage's fiber-reinforced polymer bridge deck product provided the federal district with key performance advantages it couldn't get with conventional material. The new bridge crosses the original C&O canal that runs...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

AXION's 100% Recycled STRUXURE Commercial Decking Boards Installed on Historic Rail Trestle Rehabilitation Project

August 7, 2013

Rosendale Trestle in Wallkill Valley New York is the latest use of STRUXURE in the greening and restoration of America's infrastructure NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. – AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX rail ties and STRUXURE building products, announced today it has sold 1,600 of its STRUXURE...Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products

FRP Bridge Decking targets pedestrian truss bridges.

July 18, 2013

Offering lighter weight replacement for concrete decks on traditional steel truss bridges, FiberSPAN™ Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bridge Decking is based on AASHTO pedestrian bridge requirements and typical stringer support spacing. Product is available in 3, 3.5, 4, and 5 in. depths with non-slip wear surface. Standard colors include gray and beige with custom colors available. Curbs, drainage scuppers, and expansion joints are optional. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Materials & Material Processing

Counties Purchase AXION's 100% Recycled STRUXURE Building Materials to Address Aging U.S. Bridges

March 28, 2013

$10.5 billion is spent per year on the construction and maintenance of bridges in the U.S. NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX™ rail products and STRUXURE™ building products, announced today that the St. Lawrence County Department of Highways of New York state has...Read More