Nature Bridges in the News

Nature Bridges is Improving Communities Nationwide

Trails are convenient, provide health benefits, and even help improve home value in the community. Read on to explore the ways an updated trail can help your community, and take a look at some of our Nature Bridges trails that have helped improve communities all over the United States! Trails are convenient Trails offer an easy way to get from point A to point B. They provide the community with a safe, convenient space to go for a run, ride a bike, or even play with the dog, all while avoiding heavily congested areas near the road. Trails are good […]

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Hurricane Season is Coming Top-Down

As we all know, last hurricane season was a doozy and caused damage all over the United States. Somehow, we’ve already entered the 2018 hurricane season, which began on June 1. While our bridge-building techniques might be nature sensitive, nature is not always sensitive to them. Hurricanes can disrupt even the strongest of structures, but luckily, we prepare for these occurrences. Nature Bridges offers damage and hurricane repairs to your bridges, boardwalks, decks, docks, and anything of the sort. We know hurricanes are traumatic, especially when they affect something that is important to you. When damage strikes, give Nature Bridges […]

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Our Bridges Don’t Build Themselves

Last month we introduced you to two vital members of our team, and now we’re back to introduce you to a few more! Bridge building is a creative process from start to finish. At Nature Bridges, we use a technique called Top Down Construction. To meet our high-quality standards, we make sure our team is well educated on the process. Planning a project with Nature Bridges in the future? Great! Let us introduce you to three important people you will likely meet along the way: Stephen Warmath Like many construction projects, it all starts with an estimator; at Nature Bridges, […]

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Meet the Nature Bridges Team

You’ve learned about our methods, and you’ve seen our projects. Now it’s time to meet the team! These are some of the people that help make our environmentally sustainable creations happen! Meet Allison! Allison, our Senior Administrator at Nature Bridges, has been with the team for 4 years. One thing you should know about her is that she loves to create. When asked what she likes most about being on the team, she said “the awesome team I work with, and the laid back atmosphere.” Allison appreciates preserving the beauty of the natural environment, which draws her to the environmentally […]

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Earth Day – April 2018

Earth Day is April 22nd, but here at Nature Bridges, we celebrate the Earth every day! We understand how important it is to keep our environment healthy and happy, which is why our bridge construction is completed in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We use a technique called Top-Down Construction. This means we use lightweight hydraulic material and equipment that stays on the top of the structure during construction. We use this method to avoid damaging or disturbing the vegetation and wildlife habitats in that area, like this: Preserving the beauty Earth offers is just part of our daily […]

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Five Types of Bridges

You either go over, under or through but never around a bridge. They can be used to cross oceans and rivers, transport cars, and connect two cities. While bridges carry out various functions, it is their shape and size that make all the difference. Here’s a closer look at what we have worked on in the past and what makes each bridge unique:   As you can see, a bridges design depends greatly on its purpose. Whether it’s for functional, aesthetic or economic reasons, all these things are taken into consideration when building. Despite the different style or size, bridges […]

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Nature Bridges completes pedestrian boardwalk at South Chickamauga Creek Greenway in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nature Bridges (, the Award Winning boardwalk and timber bridge contractor, has completed a pedestrian boardwalk at the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Trail in March of 2016. The South Chickamauga Creek Greenway project has been in the works since 1994. Organizations in Chattanooga have worked long and hard to acquire land easements in order to create this large system of parks and greenways. The new boardwalks overlook forested creek banks and the paved paths are perfect for biking along the scenic trail. The conveniently located trailheads make parking a breeze and provide easy access to the boat slips for a […]

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Nature Bridges wins the 2015 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

Nature Bridges, one of the nation’s most prominent boardwalk and bridge builders, has won the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Eagle Award. Monticello, FL October, 2015 – JD James, Inc. d/b/a Nature Bridges, wins the 2015 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award from the North Florida Associated Builders and Contractors for the construction of a twelve-foot-wide asphalt trail that features three timber pedestrian bridges, a timber overlook platform, and a 270-foot free-span cable stay suspension bridge at George Pierce Park in Atlanta, Georgia. The ABC’s Excellence in Construction has become the premier competition within the construction industry that […]

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Cable Stayed Suspension Bridge at Ivy Creek Greenway Park

Nature Bridges, one of the nation’s prominent bridge builders completed construction of the free span cable suspension bridge at Ivy Creek Greenway Trail in Gwinnett County, GA. This beautiful and very functional trail system will be used by school groups that visit the Environmental and Heritage Center that connects with another nature trail through the Wayne Hill Water resources Center site. There are plans in the future to connect the greenway to an existing section at George Pierce Park to create seven miles of continuous biking and walking opportunities. Nature Bridges was contracted by Astra Group to construct a 12’ […]

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Pedestrian Timber Truss Bridge at Lafayette Heritage Park

Nature Bridges, the Award Winning boardwalk and timber bridge contractor, completed a free-span pedestrian railroad overpass, pedestrian timber truss bridge, and boardwalks at beautiful Lafayette Heritage Park in Tallahassee, FL. The canopy system was completed on December 9, 2013, taking 7 months to complete. Nature Bridges designed and constructed a 10’ wide x 133’ long steel free-span railroad pedestrian overpass with 715 total lineal feet of pedestrian truss bridge approaches. Nature Bridges used its top down construction method to build the wooden pedestrian boardwalk bridges that meander through the tops of 200-year-old Live Oaks. This canopy trail gives users the […]

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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.

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