Nature Bridges in the News

Nature Bridges Pedestrian Boardwalk for The College of William and Mary

As August is “back to school” season for many, we’re highlighting our work for schools and universities. Our firm has been afforded the opportunity to design, construct and manage various projects for federal and state agencies, universities, municipalities and developers. We’ve worked on several campuses, including Florida State University, the University of Florida, Kennesaw State University, and The College of William and Mary. Constructing boardwalks and bridges for these places of learning reminds us of the importance of education. We are often chosen for our commitment to conservation and our top-down construction method which protects natural habitats. Read on for […]

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Nature Bridges In Support of Ecotourism

Summer months (June through August) are the peak season for travel and tourism. In last month’s post, we shared our top “summer travel destinations” featuring Nature Bridges projects. This month, we’re discussing ecotourism and tips for sustainable travel. What Is Ecotourism? According to Megan Epler Wood, co-founder of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) in 1990, ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” “In simple words, the meaning of ecotourism is travel that makes a positive impact on both the ECOlogy and ECOnomy of a given destination.” What Are the […]

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Summer Travel Destinations

As a company that builds in environmentally sensitive areas, we take pride in the structures we build and the natural habitats we help protect. We particularly enjoy seeing more of our wonderful country and meeting new people when we travel for projects. Although Nature Bridges is based in Florida, we have built in the following 18 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. We would really like to add another state to that list in 2019, so hopefully we can make it happen […]

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Nature Bridges 2019 Project Update

Our 2019 projects are well underway, so we’re featuring current projects to share what these past months have looked like for us at Nature Bridges. Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta, GA Click to enlarge photos We are building two wooden boardwalks and a wooden free span bridge for the Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta, Georgia. This project aligns with our goals of enjoying and preserving natural habitats. The greenway is an 8-mile trail along Big Creek for walking, hiking, cycling, and enjoying the great outdoors. The free-span bridge connects both boardwalks and provides accessibility to previously existing portions of Big […]

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Nature Bridges Receives ABC National Award for Safety Excellence

Our team at Nature Bridges is proud to share that we are recipients of two 2018 Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) National Safety Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards recognize companies “who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety.” This includes “providing cutting-edge safety training to employees, continuous evaluation and evolution of safety programs and employer-employee involvement in cultivating a ‘culture of safety’ throughout the company.” As a bridge construction company dedicated to constructing graceful, durable, safe structures, we are honored to have earned the awards by meeting ABC’s high standards for safety within the construction industry. Accredited Quality Contractor Award […]

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Women Empowerment

March is a month dedicated to Women’s History. In today’s society, more women are beginning to step out into the business world as entrepreneurs. A bridge only works if there is support from both sides; at Nature Bridges, we want to lend our support to all new and existing female entrepreneurs. Do those characteristics fit you and are you in search of advice from a successful entrepreneur? Nature Bridges is a division of JD James, Inc. and we are a woman owned business headquartered in North Florida. It all began in 1997 when April James and her husband, JD, decided […]

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Help Your Heart

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Exercising and making healthy choices are just two simple things you can do to prevent such a fate. Nature Bridges wants to encourage everyone to get up, get out, and go outside! Want to start engaging in a healthier way of life? Here are some steps you can take to jump start your new lifestyle. 1. Call your friends! Grab a group, pick a time and place, and enjoy a fun walk. Aerobic exercise helps your heart become more […]

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Setting Intentions for 2019

The year of 2018 was a rewarding year for the Nature Bridges team. We are proud of our firm and the many admirable projects we’ve had the opportunity to complete since our establishment in 1997. As we continue to grow, so do our goals, our team, and our craftsmanship. Looking back on 2018, we are grateful for such a wonderful year and beautiful communities to build in. Building a strong foundation is important not just in our work, but in our lives. We believe in the importance of setting goals and working every day towards those goals. As we move […]

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Our Top 5 Projects of 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for our Nature Bridges family. We’ve traveled all over to construct our nature-friendly bridges, and we have had a blast doing so. While every project is great in its own way, here are our top 5 favorite projects completed in 2018. #5: Habitat for Humanity House Building a Habitat for Humanity home rewards everyone involved by giving those in need a place to call home. This year, our Nature Bridges team had the opportunity to work alongside our friends at Habitat for Humanity to create a home for our community members going through a […]

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What We’re Made Of

At Nature Bridges, we want to build you a bridge that will last a lifetime (or longer). In order to successfully do this for our clients, we must use special materials that make our structures strong and sturdy while also helping the environment. These materials include glulam, aluminum, steel, and fiberglass. Glulam Glulam is short for glued laminated timber, and is one of our strongest construction materials. In fact, it is even stronger than steel. Glulam is a durable wood beam that can be simple and straight or complex and curved. Aside from being one of our sturdiest materials, it […]

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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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