TIMBER BRIDGE IN FRENCH NATIONAL PARK BOASTS NO LOAD RESTRICTIONS, BEAUTY

Traditionally, civil engineers have avoided the use of wood in structures due to load restrictions. The French, however, have completed a wooden bridge, without load restrictions, over the Dore River in the Livradois-Forez National Park. The bridge is fitted with sensors that monitor the bridge's behavior and provide data that can be incorporated into Eurocode 5--the technical source document for wooden civil engineering structures within the European Union. This article describes the design of the bridge and addresses concerns about withstanding exposure to the elements. The bridge is located in the Auvergne region of central France.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Flynn, L
  • Publication Date: 1995-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1995 12:00AM