Nature Bridges in the News

Five Favorite Projects of 2019

Every year, Nature Bridges recognizes remarkable projects from the past 365 days. This year, we wanted to highlight some of our favorites that allowed us to achieve the goals we set forth for the year. From traveling to different states to creating larger scale projects, we set our sights high while demanding the best from ourselves, as well as the best for the environment around us. As a leading bridge construction company specializing in top down construction, we are driven by the desire to produce superior craftsmanship through conscientious construction in environmentally sensitive areas. Interested in a glimpse into what […]

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Building Bridges in the Community

The giving season has arrived with the spirit of Thanksgiving! We would like to thank all non-profit organizations that contribute to the health, wealth, and safety of the world every day. Check out one of the many amazing non-profits Nature Bridges is thankful for this month. The Lunch Project “We power community-driven lunch programs in Tanzania, giving kids the fuel to learn so they can transform their communities.” The Lunch Project was founded by Rebecca Wofford, who felt compelled to make a difference in the Maasai community when she realized malnutrition was preventing students from staying in school and completing […]

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Nature Bridges Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

This October, Nature Bridges is eager to celebrate Careers in Construction Month. According to NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF), Careers in Construction Month is “an annual month designated to increase public awareness and appreciation of construction craft professionals and the entire construction workforce.” This month-long-holiday gives us an opportunity to recognize our construction team and encourage prospective employees to apply. What We Offer Nature Bridges is a leading bridge constructor company specializing in top down construction, and we pride ourselves on a solid reputation of superior craftsmanship and meeting our customers’ schedules. We maintain membership in three major industry associations, […]

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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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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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