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Durable, Cost-Effective Timber Bridges

Profile of demonstration bridges
Timber bridge design advances support construction of cost-effective and durable timber bridges.
Fiscal Year
Research Station
Research Unit(s)
Engineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures
Principal Investigator(s)
This project supported the development of design aids to improve understanding of timber bridge materials, design, and durability details for contemporary timber bridges. In addition to design aids, the project resulted in the construction of two demonstration bridges highlighting its potential.
Forest Service Partners
  • Brian Brashaw, Jim Wacker co-leads
External Partners
  • University of Minnesota
  • Laminated Concepts, Inc.
  • Iowa State University