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Project ID:FHWA-PROJ-12-0055
Project Name: Covered Bridge Preservation Research, Development, and Technology: Interagency Agreement II with the Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory
Status: Active
Last Name:Duwadi
First Name:Sheila R
Office: Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:Hazard Mitigation Team
Roadmap/Focus area(s): Historic Preservation
Project Description:Under this interagency agreement the following activities/studies have been initiated to develop technologies and methodologies to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore historic covered bridges and timber bridges, and for education and technology transfer: I.  Inspection, Preservation, and Maintenance of Covered Bridges Advanced Field Evaluation Tools for Condition Assessment of Wood Members in Covered BridgesImproving Understanding of Moisture Effects on Outdoor Wood Adhesive BondlinesEarly Detection and Eradication of Termite Infestations Destructive to Covered Bridge Structures by Acoustic EmissionII. Strengthening and Rehabilitation - No studies this period.III. System Behavior Covered Bridge Rating Through Load Testing – Phase IIImproved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges – Phase IIGRS-Timber BridgeIV. Education and Technology TransferWebinarsMaintenance of the World Guide to Covered Bridges
Laboratories: J. Sterling Jones Hydraulics Laboratory
Start Date: July 2, 2012
End Date: September 30, 2019
Goals:Develop ways to preserve, rehabilitate, and restore historic covered bridges.
Test Methodology: The approach for each project is project dependent as there are many individual studies under this Agreement.
Expected Benefits:This interagency agreement is making possible to conduct joint research projects with another Federal agency, sharing resources and expertise.
Deliverables:Name: Reports and Guidelines.
Product Type(s): Research report, Article, Conference displays, Draft standard, specifications, or guidelines, Techbrief, Technical report, Training materials
Description: Multiple reports and guidance documents will be developed depending on studies undertaken.
Keywords: Covered Bridges
Historic Bridges
Wooden Bridges
Rehabilitation (Maintenance)
Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures