Providence, Rhode Island – On the south of the city, a spectacular renewal is underway. After they rerouted Interstate 195 through Providence, the former site along the Providence River became available for redevelopment. After years of planning, budgeting, design competitions and finally, construction, a pedestrian bridge is nearing completion. They selected Ipe hardwood decking for its strength, durability and natural beauty.Read More
The Audubon Society has protected Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida since 1905. This unique, pristine wilderness area dates back over 500 years. The 14,000-acre sanctuary provides protection for many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna in the western Everglades. For visitors to see, without damaging the habitat, they built a boardwalk here in 2003 using high-density Ipe hardwood.Read More
Boardwalks have been part of the coastal American experience since they first arrived in the late 19th century. They have allowed millions of Americans free access to the ocean. Boardwalks have helped define personal experiences and created memories for so many, for so long. Originally, softwood boards were the only available option. Nowadays, hardwood decking provides a long-lasting natural wood solution for boardwalks and other decking projects.Read More
The Ipe marine decking boardwalk built at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut is an example of a community, its businesses and many good people all working together to create something beautiful and enduring for residents and visitors of this historic seaside locale.
New London, the “Whaling City”, has a rich nautical heritage and a beautiful waterfront, bristling with maritime activity. From the Coast Guard Academy, State Pier, multiple ferry services on the Thames River, the Coast Guard Station to Ledge Light and New London Light house, and colonial era Fort Trumbull to Ocean Beach Park on Long Island Sound, New London owes much of its rich history to the sea.Read More