Nature Bridges in the News

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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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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