FRP Bridges For Dragon Trail in Stanwood Michigan

Project Overview

In the Fall of 2021 Areté Structures supplied (2) FRP Truss bridges to Flowtrack Mountain Bike Trail Builders.  Flowtrack constructed and installed both bridges on the Dragon Trail at Hardy Dam in Stanwood Michigan.  Flowtrack also constructed 8 additional miles of trail that is part of a 47 mile loop around the Hardy Dam.  These bridges are olive green with sloped ends and a timber deck. 


FRP Bridge Design

  • Allowable Stress Design

  • 85 PSF Pedestrian Live Load

  • 35 PSF Wind Load

  • 40 PSF Snow Load

    Bridge Structure Specifications:

    • FRP Truss Bridge Design

    • Sloped-End Sections

    • 54” Railing Height

    • Standard Color Olive Green

    • Hot-dipped galvanized ASTM A307 steel hardware

    • Positive CNC Mechanical Camber

    • Aluminum Angle Mounting Clips for abutment attachment

    • Timber decking supplied by the customer