STRUCTURAL TIMBER FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA

THE LATIN AMERICAN RESOURCES PROJECT WAS FORMED TO DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY OF THE TREES IN LOCAL FORESTS FOR SPECIFIC WAR USES. TIMBERS USED IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION MUST MEET STRENGTH AND DECAY-RESISTANCE STANDARDS. PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT CAN BE APPLIED TO NONDURABLE WOODS AND DESIGN CAN PROVIDE INCREASED SIZE TO COMPENSATE FOR LOW STRENGTH. MORE INFORMATION MUST BE OBTAINED ABOUT THE PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN WOODS BEFORE THEY CAN BE WIDELY USED.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 24, pp 202-206, 7 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Scholten, J A
  • Publication Date: 1945

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board (Unassembled)
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1971 12:00AM