FRP Deck Manufacturer: Composite Advantage
Engineer of Record: Composite Advantage
Contractor: Composite Advantage
Owner: Indian Lake Historical Society
Part of “Ohio’s Million Dollar Playground,” the Sandy Beach Bridge has been an icon for residents in and around Indian Lake and Logan County for nearly a century. Connecting pedestrians with both sides of the amusement park, bridge traffic came to a halt in the 1960’s when the park fell into disrepair. The Indian Lake Area Historical Society raised the necessary funds to rehabilitate the bridge with a new FRP deck and re-opened the bridge in August 2014.
The deck size measures 175 by 12 feet, and the largest deck panel measures 14.33 feet by 13 feet. The deck is 5 inches deep, and the total area of the deck surface is 2,100 square feet.
The surface of the bridge deck was coated with an epoxy aggregate non-slip coating. The rail posts were mounted to the deck, with cables running through the posts. The products used in this installation were prefabricated FRP bridge deck panels, attached to a steel superstructure using mechanical fasteners and clips.