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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Long-Term Performance of Timber Bridges

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-08-0051
Project Abstract:

Timber bridges are a viable option for the U.S. highway system, mainly along secondary roadways in rural areas. This project will evaluate the long-term performance of timber highway bridges in the United States.

Goals

The key project objective is to acquire precise data on the performance of timber highway bridges in the United States. A better understanding of the durability characteristics of timber bridge systems and components will improve comparisons to alternative bridge materials, improve bridge design details and practices, and provide for improvement in extension of service life. The primary objective of this study is to assess the condition and performance of a select number of existing timber highway bridges in various climatic regions in the United States and establish a baseline for evaluating future performance.

Research HUB ID:
7665
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$631,680.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Long-Term Infrastructure Performance
FHWA Activity:
  • Long-Term Bridge Performance

Contact Information

Team:
Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-30

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact