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Strengthening Historic Covered Bridges to Carry Modern Traffic

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Strengthening Historic Covered Bridges to Carry Modern Traffic by Martin B. Reece
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The National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program (NHCBP) includes preservation of covered bridges that are listed, or are eligible for listing, on the National Register of Historic Places. It also advocates research for better means of restoring and protecting historic covered bridges, using advanced technology. The book is aimed at the highest form of historic preservation: maintaining the bridge not only physically, but also functionally. While the builder's original form is preserved, the structure continues to serve as a real bridge and not a historical relic. The technology being investigated uses glass-fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) products to increase the strength of the members with minimal increases in x-section. The study also looks at ways to mask the use of the GFRP components. This study is just the beginning of research on this topic. The concept will be refined and amplified in future projects. The book is intended primarily for engineers, contractors, researchers, consultants, bridge owners, and historic bridge preservationists to help them keep these historic structures in full service.
Release date Australia
May 22nd, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
tables, charts & colour illus
Imprint
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Pages
129
ISBN-13
9781606925812
Product ID
3208901

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