Manmade Structures and Nature: How Pathways can Protect Habitats

Our world is rapidly evolving, and there is a delicate balance between infrastructural development and nature preservation. Man Made structures are often seen as a hindrance to nature, but pathways such as bridges and boardwalks can actually be a harmonizing factor between human development and nature. Nature Bridges, as a construction company with a core value of preserving nature, is intimately acquainted with this interconnected relationship. Accessibility and Conservation Erosion and habitat degradation pose monumental challenges to our natural landscapes. There is a pressing need to address these issues while keeping sustainability in mind. Erosion is associated with development and […]

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Wildlife Preserves and Green Corridors: Which is Right for Your Community?

Bridge and boardwalk construction involves creating connections, but it’s important to remember that all connections are not the same. One of the many facets is connecting nature and the modern world. Creating nature preserves and green corridors does just that. Green Corridors: Connecting Habitats One way that people can help connect habitats is with green corridors. These wildlife “bridges” allow wildlife to safely walk through human-populated areas. With isolated habitats, these corridors can be an essential link allowing animals to find food and new territory. The delicate balance between cities or other communities and nature lets us live in harmony […]

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Restoration: How History and the Environment can be Preserved

Our nation’s infrastructure evolves rapidly, but we also try to preserve what we can of the past. Restoring old pathways and other structures that have been weathered over the years gives us a unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history. When we work to restore historical structures, our goal is to preserve the past.  Research and Planning Whether a pathway winds through the country or the heart of a historic city, they have been a part of the past. They have seen years of people walking across them to their jobs, to cultural events, and more. The decision […]

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The Wonder of Engineering: Long-Span Bridge Construction

Long-span bridges include a lot of space between their supports, and that allows them to cover wider gaps like deep valleys and very wide rivers. Supports are critical for bridges, so when there isn’t much space to include them, bridge designers and engineers need to spend additional time calculating estimated load and how to includes enough support for the long bridge using minimal space. This advanced structural design, coupled with materials and construction techniques, can help ensure that two distant points are safely connected. Materials and Forms Long-span bridges need materials that can hold up to immense forces, but they […]

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Building Bridges: Celebrating Women in Construction

Construction is traditionally a male-dominated field, but that the industry continues to be shaped and redefined. Many women have stepped into the structural stage, especially in bridge construction. According to statistics from the National Association of Women in Construction, about 10.9% of the U.S. construction workforce are women as of 2022. This number has increased over the last decades, with just around 2.4% of construction trade workers being women in 2002. Construction Now and in the Future Anyone can bring a unique expertise to the construction industry. Project management and engineering are important skills, as well as a passion for […]

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Boardwalks: Building Tourism

Boardwalks are a way to get from one place to another, especially through rough or environmentally sensitive terrain. Many boardwalk builders and beachgoers have embraced the charm of a walk along a boardwalk. They are much more than that, however! A boardwalk can have a noticeable impact on the community, tourism, and economy. Historic Appeal Nostalgia is one of the great appeals of a boardwalk. Think about Coney Island in New York or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California. These walkways bring in tourists who want to walk where many others have walked. The history behind these boardwalks, and […]

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Top Down Construction and the Impact on Local Environments

Bridge construction is complex and requires that the crew carefully plans and executes the bridge design. Through using sustainable materials, incorporating proper drainage, and other methods, bridge constructors can lessen the impact to the environment. Another method of reducing environmental impact is through using top down construction. This process builds a bridge or boardwalk starting from the top and working downwards, while traditional techniques start at the ground. Top down construction’s environmental impact is minimal because it doesn’t disturb the ground as much as traditional construction, but there are other benefits as well. Improved Safety Measures Safety is important for […]

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Preserving Coastal Habitats

There is more to coastal habitats than their beauty and a way for people to enjoy nature. Mangroves, marshes, coral reefs, and dunes are vital ecosystems that sustain ocean life. They also lessen the impact of climate change by storing carbon, absorbing farm runoff, protecting the shoreline from the effects of storms, and more. However, coastal habitats are in danger from human activities like coastal development, and while they can absorb some of the impact of climate change, that also puts them at risk. Preserving these valuable environments means using a combination of strategies. Raising Awareness One of the most […]

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Bridge Construction Safety – What You Should Know

Bridge constructors are always concerned with safety. It is a top priority for us as we’re designing the bridge and during construction. The complex engineering used in bridges means that there are significant risks for workers and any visitors to the worksite. As Accredited Quality Contractors (ACQs), Nature Bridges adheres to construction safety guidelines from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Planning and Training Nature Bridges maintains a comprehensive safety plan for our work, and we customize it for every construction project. When creating each plan, we do the following: As part of planning for a project, Nature Bridges knows that […]

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Unique Bridge Designs from Around the World

Thousands of years ago, the first bridges were simple wooden structures, usually over a stream or river. Over the years, bridges have evolved into increasingly complex designs that take form and function into account. The primary concern of bridge designers is always safety, but many designers have created intricate or artistic designs that are unique and beautiful. While there are many unique bridge designs, here are a few that stand out in different ways. Living Root Bridges PJeganathan, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons In India, over 100 incredible natural bridges have been made in the region of Meghalaya. […]

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AQC Pledge

As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.

We are proud to be recognized as Accredited Quality Contractors by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

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