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Covered Bridge Preservation Research, Development, and Technology: Interagency Agreement II with the Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory

Project Information

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Start Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2012
End Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
FHWA Program: 
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FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms: 
Covered Bridges; Historic Bridges; Wooden Bridges; Infrastructure; Research; Bridges; Rehabilitation (Maintenance)
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TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Research

Contact Information

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(202) 493-3106
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Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

Under this interagency agreement the following activities/studies have been initiated to develop technologies and methodologies to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore historic covered bridges and timber bridges, and for education and technology transfer: I.  Inspection, Preservation, and Maintenance of Covered Bridges Advanced Field Evaluation Tools for Condition Assessment of Wood Members in Covered BridgesImproving Understanding of Moisture Effects on Outdoor Wood Adhesive BondlinesEarly Detection and Eradication of Termite Infestations Destructive to Covered Bridge Structures by Acoustic EmissionII. Strengthening and Rehabilitation - No studies this period.III. System Behavior Covered Bridge Rating Through Load Testing - Phase IIImproved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges - Phase IIGRS-Timber BridgeIV. Education and Technology TransferWebinarsMaintenance of the World Guide to Covered Bridges


Deliverable Name: 
Reports and Guidelines
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Multiple reports and guidance documents will be developed depending on studies undertaken.