Nature Bridges in the News

Connection and Your Community

Outdoor structures like bridges, boardwalks, and playgrounds are more than physical features of a place; they are vital parts of the community that bring together the social, environmental, and cultural aspects of the neighborhood. These structures do more than just connect – they enhance accessibility, foster a sense of belonging, and connect people. Bridges: Access Bridges are both literal and metaphorical connections in a community. They give us easy access across physical barriers like rivers, but they also symbolize unity. They encourage us to explore, invite us to interact socially, and are often iconic landmarks that help create a community […]

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Building Docks with Minimal Environmental Impact

Construction always has factors that contractors need to take into account, but building docks presents its own unique considerations, especially when preservation comes into play. At Nature Bridges, we approach dock construction with awareness of both the short-term and long-term effects of construction on the environment, ensuring that our methods are non-intrusive. Fixed and Floating Docks: Stability and Flexibility Fixed and floating docks each have a distinct purpose and environment. Fixed docks should be anchored firmly to the seabed, providing stability to a permanent structure. Floating docks adapt to changing water levels and offer flexibility and resilience when water levels […]

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Eco-Friendly Yet Durable Bridge Materials

In today’s world, balancing ecological responsibility with structural dependability is important, and that makes selecting the right materials for bridges and other structures crucial. These bridges physically connect areas, but more importantly, they symbolize our connection with the environment. Sustainable materials in bridge construction are beneficial for the planet, plant and animal life, and people. Sustainable Building Materials Sustainable Timber: The Heart of Eco-Friendly Bridges Timber construction has long been considered a sustainable practice. When wood is responsibly sourced by local harvest or reclaiming, it reduces impact to the environment. Timber is renewable and absorbs carbon dioxide, which makes it […]

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How to Bring Nature Closer with Boardwalks

Boardwalks are pathways, but they are so much more. These gateways allow us to explore and appreciate nature. When a construction company like Nature Bridges thoughtfully designs a boardwalk, we enhance our ability to observe nature, create immersive nature experiences, and create a deeper connection with the environment. Designing Boardwalks for Wildlife Observation There are many considerations when boardwalk construction teams design specifically for nature observation. Overlooks and Viewing Platforms Incorporating overlooks and elevated platforms give visitors an amazing vantage point for observing wildlife. These viewpoints allow sightseers to view animal and plant life in its natural habitat without disturbance. […]

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Brightening Winter Landscapes: Festive Bridge Lighting

Photo Credit Charles Mitchell When the winter chill sets in, lighting becomes a beacon of warmth. Bridges are often the focal points of outdoor spaces, and they offer a unique setting for festive lighting as we near the holidays. Strategic placement of lights can transform these structures from highlighting the natural beauty of an area into mesmerizing displays that enhance the beauty of the season and bring joy to communities.  Christmas Lighting During the Christmas season, lighting isn’t just about illumination. It creates an atmosphere of wonder and celebration. String lights can weave through the railings and along the pathway […]

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Government Regulations: What to Know Before Building a Bridge

Building a bridge in natural or recreational areas means navigating government regulations, which are often complex. In the United States, these regulations ensure that bridges and other pathways are safe, durable, and compatible with the environment. Types of Regulations for Bridge Construction Environmental Impact Assessments are often essential for evaluating any potential effects to the environment. Especially in highly sensitive areas, an environmental impact assessment helps ensure that builders are in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. Permitting involves federal, state, and potentially local agencies and can’t be overlooked in the legal part of the building process. When a […]

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Winter Activities: Best Ways to Use Your Nature Bridges Structure in the Cold

It’s easy to think that outdoor activities are limited in the winter. But with a structure from Nature Bridges, the great outdoors is yours to explore, even when it’s cold. Our timber bridges and walkways offer amazing opportunities to enjoy all seasons. Sports and Fitness On crisp winter days, golfing can be a great way to stay warm. Without the heat to interfere, your game can be even better than usual, and a clear sky can give you the perfect view of your ball as it flies to the green. Add a little frost on the grass, and you can […]

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Your Fall Maintenance Checklist!

As the season shifts to fall, it’s time to focus on wood structure maintenance to ensure longevity and safety. These wooden pathways are not just practical additions to our landscapes; they’re crucial for preserving delicate ecosystems by guiding foot traffic. Keeping them in prime condition is a priority—they require thorough cleaning, protective treatments, and routine inspections to stave off the natural wear and tear of the elements. This fall maintenance checklist is your guide to keeping them robust and aesthetically pleasing. Maintenance Checklist Detailed Maintenance Tasks Debris Removal: The annual accumulation of leaves marks the perfect time to start on […]

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Why Environmental Research Needs Bridges

Our planet’s ecosystems have a fragile balance, and it is our role as humans to safeguard it. Understanding those ecosystems is a key component of protecting them, and environmental research provides us with critical insights into our impact on the environment as well as the state of biodiversity and impacts of climate change. The knowledge gained from environmental research allows us to make informed decisions and develop sustainable practices so that we can minimize our impact on the earth. Without that knowledge, it becomes more difficult to protect and preserve natural resources and habitats. Innovation and creativity are keys to […]

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Nature Connections in Public Spaces

When surrounded by concrete, metal, and other man-made structures, people often long for a connection with nature. Fortunately, many cities are working on an answer in the form of lush, green havens within their urban landscapes. Natural parks, green corridors, and nature preserves are becoming common practice in cities. Boardwalks and other pathways can help connect residents and visitors to these vital and beautiful places. Seamlessly Connecting to the Great Outdoors Whether a green space is in the heart of a city or just outside its limits, bridges and boardwalks play a vital role in connecting urban and recreational areas. […]

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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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