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Nestled in the picturesque region of Otago on the South Island of New Zealand, the Clutha Gold Cycling & Walking Trail has become a beloved destination for both locals and tourists. Thanks to Calder Stewart this trail, renowned for its diverse and stunning landscapes, now features a series of weathering steel pedestrian bridges on the section between Milton and Waihola. We’re proud to have supplied the weathering steel material and Cor-Match welding wire for a project that not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the trail but also showcases innovative engineering suited to the local environment.

Staying at the forefront of industry advancements is not just a commitment–it's a necessity. The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) has taken a pioneering step towards excellence with its recently published Uncoated Weathering Steel Reference Guide. As a trusted supplier of high strength and high strength weathering steels, we recognize the significance of this comprehensive guide and its potential to revolutionize the way our customers approach uncoated weathering steel.

Concern over “greener” or more “environmentally-friendly” choices has never been greater, especially in bridge construction. Sustainability revolves around three pillars–social, environmental, and economic. Essentially, a bridge build should consider the environment, but also improve the economy and social situation of the area the bridge is built in: 

Lightning only strikes in the same place once. Toilet flushes spin in a different direction in the Southern Hemisphere. A penny dropped from the empire state building can kill a person on the sidewalk.  These are common myths you may have once believed...or still believe. But, the reality is lightning can strike the same place more than once, toilets flush in both directions in both hemispheres, and a penny dropped from the empire state building might hurt -- but it wouldn’t kill someone. Myths can shape your beliefs and impact the way you think, what you do, where you go, and what you buy. 

Sustainability and “green building” are terms we hear more and more of these days in bridge construction. However, environmentally-sensitive building is not a new phenomenon. The modern practice of green building emerged in the 1990s. Sustainable building involves many components, such as energy efficiency, water management, reducing waste, and selecting sustainable materials. 

Have you spotted a rusty-looking bridge in your community or while traveling? From pedestrian bridges to highway bridges, corten-equivalent weathering steel is often used as an alternative for bridge construction. While conventional steel bridges take advantage of the latest advances in automated fabrication and construction...