Case Studies

Sandy Beach Pedestrian Bridge – Indian Lake, Ohio

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Project Overview:

FRP Deck Manufacturer: Composite Advantage
Engineer of Record: Composite Advantage
Contractor: Composite Advantage
Owner: Indian Lake Historical Society

Project Description:

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.