WOOD BRIDGES IN NEW ENGLAND
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.
- 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.
US Forest ServiceForest Products Laboratory, One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI United States 53705-2398
- Ritter, M A
- Stanfill-McMillan, K
- Publication Date: 1995
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge design; Economics; Future; History; Life span; Native plants; Research; Serviceability; Utilization; Wooden bridges
- Geographic Terms: New England
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Economics; Highways; History; Research; Society; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls;
- Accession Number: 00962872
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: WIT-11-0012
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 2003 12:00AM