Nature Bridges in the News

The Great Outdoors and Winter

In our September blog, we talked about how spending time outdoors in nature can improve your health. That’s often easiest in the summer, when it’s warm. You can go to the beach or do all kinds of outdoor activities. However, it’s just as important – and fun! – to spend time outside in the winter. You’ll continue getting those health benefits all year long. What to Do in Winter When you think of spending time outside in the winter, you probably think of skiing first. There are lots of other activities you can do outside. Just remember to dress appropriately, […]

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The World’s Historical Bridges

Nature Bridges constructs beautiful, environmentally conscious bridges. Our designs are modern and custom-built based on the landscape and the needs of our customers. We hope that some of our bridges one day live up to the names of some of these. Caravan Bridge There are some older bridges near Mycenae, Greece, but they’re not still being used. The oldest bridge in the world that is still in use is the Caravan Bridge in Izmir, Turkey. This bridge is over the Meles River and led into what was once known as the city of Smyrna. It was built in 850 B.C. […]

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Want to Improve Your Health? Try Nature!

With our busy world, we often find ourselves stuck at home or at the office. Especially now, travel is often difficult, and it’s easy to feel like we just don’t have time to get outside. But, if it could improve your health, would that change your priorities? Nature is important, and not just to preserve wildlife and maintain a balance in the world as a whole. Being outside is good for you! Emotional Health Did you know that people who spend time outside report feeling better emotionally? They do! Scientists have found evidence that spending time in nature – or […]

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What You Should Know About the Construction Process

When you start a construction project, you want everything to go smoothly. So does your bridge constructor. Did you know there are some things you can keep in mind that will help? Here are some things to know before you even get a construction quote that will make sure your construction is done quickly, efficiently, and economically. Realistic Timeframes Whether your construction project is a bridge, deck, or home, the first thing you should know is that the process takes time. Even projects that you think are small may take a few weeks. There is a lot of work that […]

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Exploring Nature in National Parks

The first national park was created in 1872. In March of that year, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law that created Yellowstone National Park and placed it under jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior. President Theodore Roosevelt is credited with establishing five new national parks and signing the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to proclaim federally owned landmarks as national monuments. The United States continued creating national parks, and President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service in 1916. Other laws transferred sites to the National Park Service and clarified the service’s purpose. Since the first national park […]

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How Does Top-Down Construction Work?

You may have seen on the Nature Bridges web site that we use top-down construction. This method allows us to construct timber bridges in an environmentally-friendly way without the negative impact of traditional construction. In many cases, the project goes more quickly than with bottom-up construction, and is better for your budget through lower permitting and construction costs. But how is top-down construction really different? Top-Down Construction for Bridges Here is the basic process for top-down construction: 1. Planning (concept, design, permitting) Planning sometimes takes a little longer than with traditional bridge construction. Top-down construction companies look carefully at the […]

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Endangered Species in the United States

We at Nature Bridges have spent our careers working to build beautiful structures without disturbing the natural beauty of our forests and wetlands. Those natural habitats are home to native animals and plants, and we consider the preservation of their homes to be one of our highest priorities. Wildlife at Risk With National Endangered Species Day coming up on May 21, we want to share some facts about the country’s most valuable resource: Wildlife that is considered endangered is in danger of extinction in the near future. Animals like the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, Florida panther, and Staghorn coral are […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2021 With Us

This April 22nd marks 51 years of Earth Day, a day of celebration for the crew here at Nature Bridges. Earth Day is all about being conscious of how our actions impact the environment and the planet as a whole. As a company specializing in top-down construction aimed at preserving environmentally sensitive areas, environmental consciousness has always been an important part of the Nature Bridges mission. We believe that building a beautiful bridge, walkway, or structure should serve to compliment the surrounding area without compromising the habitat around it. Our top-down construction method involves building structures using lightweight hydraulic impact […]

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Giving Back Feels Great

In light of the trials and hardships of the past year, the Nature Bridges crew feels that it’s more important than ever to give back in whatever way possible. We’re proud to share that we’ve started quarterly giveback initiatives for our communities to help spread the love! We are fully invested in helping to better local environments and communities through not only our environmentally-friendly projects, but also by supporting our communities in more unique ways. To learn about the givebacks we’ve already started and to get a sneak peek on upcoming initiatives, read on!   Sharing Our Love for the […]

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When planning your next project, plan with Nature Bridges: (850) 997-8585

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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