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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-08-0018
Project Name:   Historic American Engineering Record Book on Covered Bridges
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 1, 2008
End Date:  September 30, 2014
Contact Information
Last Name:  Duwadi
First Name:  Sheila R
Telephone:  202-493-3106
E-mail:  sheila.duwadi@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Hazard Mitigation Team [HRDI-50]
Program:   National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Historic Preservation
Project Description:   The American public continues to have an appreciation for covered bridges, and seeks out books and artifacts that focus on or commemorate these icons. This proposed volume would be the first book written for the informed lay person.┬áThe book will include historical information, measured drawings, and photographs of a select number of covered bridges. It would contain contextual and construction history based on writing and research completed for Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation, the traveling exhibition, and the National Historic Landmark theme study. It would be generously illustrated with Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) drawings and photographs.
Goals:   The purpose of this project is to publish a book with detailed information, illustrations, photographs, and Historic American Engineering Record technical drawings documenting historic covered bridges nationwide.
Product Type:   Article
Techbrief
Technical report
Test Methodology:   The project approach will include thoroughly researched historical information, measured drawings, and documentary photographs. The book will contain contextual and construction history based on writing and research completed for Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation, the traveling exhibition, and the National Historic Landmark theme study. It will be generously illustrated with HAER drawings and photographs.
Other Information:   Funding is $130,000 from the Federal Highway Administration and $26,000 from the┬áNational Park Service.
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is documentation of historic covered bridges in the United States, which can be used for educational purposes.
Deliverables: Name: Historic American Engineering Record Book on Historic Covered Bridges.
Product Type(s): Techbrief, Article, Technical report
Description: A contextual and illustrated history book on America's covered bridges.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Design
TRT Terms:   Covered Bridges
Infrastructure
Bridges
Engineering
Research
History
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
History

 

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