Replacement of Cooper River Pedestrian Footbridges

Project Overview

Owner:  Camden County Parks Department, Camden County NJ

This project included the removal of 5 pedestrian bridges and construction of concrete footing and reinforced concrete abutment walls for each of the new pedestrian bridges. Arete’ Structures provided 4 fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) bridges for this project, as well as sample material, assembly instructions and drawings stamped by a professional engineer. The bridges were installed by Compass Construction of New Egypt NJ.


FRP Bridge Design

  • FRP Bridge Design • Bridge #1 25ft x 6ft
  • Bridge #2 35ft x 6ft • Bridge #3 35ft x 6ft
  • Bridge #6 40ft x 6ft • Pony Truss Design
  • Olive Green Color
  • Timber Decking
  • 85 PSF Pedestrian Live Load
  • 20 PSF Ground Snow Load
  • Strongwell EXTREN 500 Series Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Structural Shape
  • AASHTO Guide Specifications for FRP pedestrian bridges
  • AASHTO LRFD Guide Specifications for pedestrian bridges
  • ASCE Pre-Standard for LRFD of Pultruded FRP Structures
  • Strongwell Design Manual