The utilization of wooden bridges in New England predates the 18th century. This paper presents an overview of the history, current status, and future of wooden bridges in New England. The resurgence of wooden bridges is tied to economics, serviceability, and longevity. Research on new bridge designs, which are adaptable to native New England wood species, may improve wood utilization and increase the use of wooden bridges.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is in "Restructuring: America and Beyond: Proceedings of Structures Congress 13," April 2-5, 1995, Boston, MA, ASCE, 1995, Vol. 1, pp 1081-1084.
  • Corporate Authors:

    US Forest Service

    Forest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive
    Madison, WI  United States  53705-2398
  • Authors:
    • Ritter, M A
    • Stanfill-McMillan, K
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00962872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WIT-11-0012
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2003 12:00AM