This article examines some of the efforts taken by state departments of transportation in rehabilitating and preserving historic bridges. Research suggests that 25% of historic bridges in the United States have been lost in the past 20 years. Historic bridge management plans at all agency levels, along with community interest, are the key elements in bridge restoration and preservation. The article gives examples of programs implemented in a number of states, and how these programs promote the use of flexible design standards, cutting-edge technology, and funding through citizen sponsored adopt-a-bridge programs.

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    James Informational Media, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Stidger, R W
  • Publication Date: 2005-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 54-57
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM