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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-08-0032
Project Name:   Preservation Guidelines
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 12, 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 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.
Product Type:   Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
Research report
Techbrief
Test Methodology:   The Historic Preservation Training Center will take the lead in developing these guidelines, which will parallel the existing Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
Other Information:   The study is jointly sponsored and funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Park Service (NPS). Funding is $129,000 from FHWA and $25,800 from NPS.
Expected Benefits:   Manual that can be used for preservation of historic covered bridges.
Deliverables: Name: Standards for Treatment of Historic Covered Bridges
Product Type(s): Research report, Techbrief, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines
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.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms:   Covered Bridges
Historic Preservation
Infrastructure
Research
Bridges
Standards
Guidelines
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
History

 

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