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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-08-0034
Project Name:   Covered Bridges Context Study/National Historic Landmark Nomination
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 12, 2008
End Date:  September 30, 2013
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:   Historic American Engineering Record, with guidance from the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) program, will undertake a context study of historic covered bridges. Context studies assess the national significance of individual resources and are the first step in the development of National Historic Landmarks (NHL) nominations, the highest official recognition of historic properties designated by the Secretary of the Interior.
Goals:   Context studies assess the national significance of individual resources and are the first step in the development of National Historic Landmarks nominations, the highest official recognition of historic properties.
Product Type:   Other
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Test Methodology:   Context Study: Research historical topics as needed (this may require local travel); write Section E, "Statement of Historic Contexts" (approximately 30–50 pages); finalize sections F–I (approximately 50 pages); finalize appendices; evaluate approximately 20–25 covered bridges for National Historic Landmark eligibility; assemble a rough draft for review; edit and prepare final draft. National Historic Landmark Nominations: Conduct research/site visits, as necessary; draft National Historic Landmarks (NHL) nominations—approximately six bridges at 20–30 pages each; assemble rough drafts for review; and edit and prepare final drafts.
Other Information:   The study is jointly sponsored and funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Park Service (NPS): $107,000 ($90,000 FHWA; $17,000 NPS).
Expected Benefits:   This projects has resulted in the designation of a number of covered bridges to the National Landmark Status.
Deliverables:   Detailed study of select covered bridges and nomination packages for the National Historic Landmark designation.
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Structures
TRT Terms:   Covered Bridges
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State Highway Departments
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
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