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Preservation Guidelines

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-08-0032
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2008
End Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
FHWA Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA Subprogram: 
Structures
FHWA Topics: 
Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms: 
Covered Bridges; Historic Preservation; Infrastructure; Research; Bridges; Standards; Guidelines
FHWA Discipline: 
Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, History

Contact Information

First Name: 
Sheila
Last Name: 
Duwadi
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3106
Email Address: 
Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Project Details

Project Description: 

The National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) will develop Guidelines for the Treatment of Historic Covered Bridges with illustrated draft case studies. This document is intended to answer a longstanding need for uniform standards that may be applied to treatment projects involving historic wooden covered bridges. It will also provide a framework for a responsible preservation practice that recognizes the unique conditions of historic preservation in the covered wood bridge context. Its purpose is to clearly define ideal historic covered bridge best practices through the standards, and to illustrate those ideals and to suggest ways of achieving them through the guidelines. The revised guidelines will reflect current best practices in treatment methodology and the suitability of these methods in relation to the application of The Secretary of Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.

Goals

The primary objective of this project is to develop the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Covered Bridges with Illustrated Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Bridges. The guidelines will be an illustrated preservation and training guide.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Standards for Treatment of Historic Covered Bridges
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Several printed copies and an electronic PDF version of Standards for the Treatment of Historic Covered Bridges with Illustrated Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Bridges.