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Zero Maintenance Standard Single Panel FRP Trail Bridges Ease Budget Burdens
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Zero Maintenance Standard Single Panel FRP Trail Bridges Ease Budget Burdens

DAYTON, Ohio (March 28, 2017) Short-lived bridge products that require constant care and regular replacement have prompted agencies like parks and recreation agencies to look for long-lasting alternatives. Composite Advantage’s new line of standard size Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) trail bridges offer a zero maintenance option that lasts up to 100 years. Based on the supplier’s FiberSPAN-T...

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State of New York Chooses FiberSPAN-C Cantilever Sidewalk System to Replace Aging Walkway without Exceeding Load Capacity
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State of New York Chooses FiberSPAN-C Cantilever Sidewalk System to Replace Aging Walkway without Exceeding Load Capacity

DAYTON, Ohio (March 5, 2017) When deterioration forced the State of New York Office of General Services (OGS) to close a downtown Albany pedestrian bridge walkway, the crew chose to replace bridge components and enlarge the sidewalk. The pedway supports daily foot traffic of nearly 700 state employees and links agency offices with parking. The OGS crew considered traditional concrete and...

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Composite Advantage Wins CAMX Combined Strength Award For Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Wicket Gates
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Composite Advantage Wins CAMX Combined Strength Award For Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Wicket Gates

DAYTON, Ohio (December 19, 2017) Composite Advantage was named the winner of the CAMX Combined Strength Award for its Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite wicket gate. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) recognized Composite Advantage and its collaborators the US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), West Virginia University and the...

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Train Stations Gain ADA Compliance And Zero-Maintenance With FRP Composite FiberSPAN-R Mini-High Platforms
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Train Stations Gain ADA Compliance And Zero-Maintenance With FRP Composite FiberSPAN-R Mini-High Platforms

DAYTON, Ohio (December 8, 2017) - When the concrete platform at a Billerica, Massachusetts commuter rail station collapsed in 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed its North and South mini-high handicap accessible platforms at its West Natick Station. The structures, built with ramps and elevated loading sections, make boarding easy for individuals with disabilities....

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

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...

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

DAYTON, Ohio –Â- 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...

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Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk
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Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk

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...

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Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.
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Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.

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...

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

FiberSPAN pedestrian bridge deck and rail platform products are available with Matacryl system, which combines quartz aggregate inÂ- 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...

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

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 than...

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Eighty-Year-Old Rugg Bridge in Massachusetts' Berkshire County Gets New FRP Deck

DAYTON, Ohio (July 12, 2017) Sandisfield, Massachusetts received a $1 million grant in 2017 to rebuild Rugg Bridge on Route 57 following years of wear and tear. The pony truss crossing has carried residents and travelers over the Clam River since 1938. A steel grid/concrete deck weighing 60 lbs. per square foot created a dead load that was too heavy for the aged structure. The Massachusetts...

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Zero Maintenance Standard Single Panel FRP Trail Bridges Ease Budget Burdens
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Zero Maintenance Standard Single Panel FRP Trail Bridges Ease Budget Burdens

DAYTON, Ohio (March 28, 2017) Short-lived bridge products that require constant care and regular replacement have prompted agencies like parks and recreation agencies to look for long-lasting alternatives. Composite Advantage’s new line of standard size Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) trail bridges offer a zero maintenance option that lasts up to 100 years. Based on the supplier’s FiberSPAN-T...

Read More »
State of New York Chooses FiberSPAN-C Cantilever Sidewalk System to Replace Aging Walkway without Exceeding Load Capacity
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

State of New York Chooses FiberSPAN-C Cantilever Sidewalk System to Replace Aging Walkway without Exceeding Load Capacity

DAYTON, Ohio (March 5, 2017) When deterioration forced the State of New York Office of General Services (OGS) to close a downtown Albany pedestrian bridge walkway, the crew chose to replace bridge components and enlarge the sidewalk. The pedway supports daily foot traffic of nearly 700 state employees and links agency offices with parking. The OGS crew considered traditional concrete and...

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Composite Advantage Wins CAMX Combined Strength Award For Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Wicket Gates
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Composite Advantage Wins CAMX Combined Strength Award For Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Wicket Gates

DAYTON, Ohio (December 19, 2017) Composite Advantage was named the winner of the CAMX Combined Strength Award for its Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite wicket gate. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) recognized Composite Advantage and its collaborators the US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), West Virginia University and the...

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Train Stations Gain ADA Compliance And Zero-Maintenance With FRP Composite FiberSPAN-R Mini-High Platforms
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Train Stations Gain ADA Compliance And Zero-Maintenance With FRP Composite FiberSPAN-R Mini-High Platforms

DAYTON, Ohio (December 8, 2017) - When the concrete platform at a Billerica, Massachusetts commuter rail station collapsed in 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed its North and South mini-high handicap accessible platforms at its West Natick Station. The structures, built with ramps and elevated loading sections, make boarding easy for individuals with disabilities....

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Composite Advantage Gets Repeat Business for Second FiberSPAN Pedestrian Bridge Deck With MassDOT

DAYTON, Ohio—( March 23, 2017) When the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) began work on a 1.3 mile section of its Neponset River Greenway in 2015, the project called for a new pedestrian bridge to span electric railroad tracks. Bridge designers needed a product that was long lasting with aesthetic appeal. Bridge owner Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation...

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

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...

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FiberSPAN Wins Bid over Fiberglass Wood Decking for Ottawa's Historic Minto Bridges East and Center
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

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

DAYTON, Ohio –Â- 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...

Read More »
Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Wilson-Burt Bridge Gets New FiberSPAN Cantilever Sidewalk

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...

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Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.
Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

Cantilever Sidewalk lets pedestrians safely share bridge roads.

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...

Read More »

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