Hughes Brothers recently produced some fiberglass rebar in support of our FRP colleague Dr Antonio Nanni for a pedestrian bridge project on the campus at the University of Miami in Florida.
Dr. Nanni explained that a new pedestrian bridge was being build just nearby his offices on campus and what a great hands on opportunity to apply some of the research he has been so instrumental in bringing to life and for his current students to get involved in a hands on way in the construction of a bridge on their campus.
Being from Nebraska, naturally we are fanatics of the nearby University of Nebraska football Big Red. On the gridiron, Miami and Nebraska are fierce competitors but in terms of collaboration in making our infrastructure more sustainable, these Nebraskan's work hand in hand with our colleagues at the University of Miami to make longer lasting, more durable and sustainable structures.
A nice article with more details about the project was recently published on the American Composites Manufactures Association web pages found here: