Nature Bridges in the News

Maintaining Your Wood Structure

Whether you have a bridge, deck, or other wood structure on your property, there are some things you can do to maintain it. Maintenance can help to: Lengthen the life of the wood Reduce the number of repairs needed Keep your wooden structure looking its best Cleaning Your Wooden Structure The first and easiest thing you can do to maintain your bridge or deck is to regularly remove fallen leaves and other debris. A buildup of debris gives moisture a place to collect. When the wood on your structure stays wet for a long period of time, that moisture invites […]

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How You Can Help Conserve Natural Resources

Nature Bridges uses top-down construction to help conserve and preserve our natural resources. Top-down construction has a minimal effect on the environment, which helps protect the plant and animal life in the area. Conservation experts divide the practice into different categories. For this blog, we’ll look at the environmental, animal, marine, and human categories. Environmental Environmental conservation protects our environment and natural resources. The attempt to reverse or slow global warming falls into this category. This also includes soil and forest conservation, waste management, and reducing pollution. One of the goals of environmental conservation is to conserve natural resources for […]

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Building Materials for Bridges

Bridge constructors use a wide variety of materials for bridges. Sometimes, different materials are even used in building the same bridge. Typically, different materials are used in different types of bridges or in different parts of a bridge. Timber Timber is one of our favorite materials to use for bridges because it looks so natural. Some bridge companies do not use timber as often as they used to, because larger bridges are now more commonly made of steel or concrete. Wood, however, is a renewable resource, is a strong construction material, and is more easily transported. Timber construction is environmentally […]

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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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