Field performance of timber bridges

by James P Wacker

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Timber Bridge Information Resource Center in Madison, WI (One Gifford Pinchot Dr., Madison 53705-2398)

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  • Wooden bridges -- South Carolina -- Newberry County -- Evaluation

Edition Notes

Other titlesLynches Wood Park stress-laminated deck bridge
StatementJames P. Wacker, Michael A. Ritter, Don Conger
SeriesResearch paper FPL -- RP-551, Research paper FPL -- 551
ContributionsRitter, Michael A, Conger, Don, Timber Bridge Information Resource Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination17 p.
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13621870M
OCLC/WorldCa36912367

The analysis considers only those bridges which have not undergone any reconstruction during their service life. This paper assumes that the maximum service life of timber bridges without reconstruction is approximately 60 years, based on NBI records and published literature (Lokuge et al., ). Example 3 shows an illustration of ANN-based BP. Norwegian Timber Bridges: Current Trends and Future Directions Erik Aasheim, Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology Oral Presentation; Technical Sessions. Session 1 – Bridge Inspection I. Field Performance of US Timber Bridges: A National Study Brian Brashaw, James Wacker Technical Paper | Oral Presentation; Inspection of Louisiana’s Timber. If you prefer, you can rely on our experienced Field Services Department, or we can supply a superintendent to consult on the installation. Experience our enduring commitment to quality, achieved through more than 40 years of top performance as an on-time supplier and erector of vehicular timber bridges.   The reasons are a mixture of aesthetics, economics and sustainability. Timber bridges were common until years ago when other more durable materials became available so, today, timber needs to last longer to compete. There are many timber bridges which have lasted years and they all have one thing in common—the timber has been kept by: 5.

  For the past three years the authors have been involved in the optimisation of the performance of stress-laminated-timber arch (SLTA) structures by utilising the strength properties of timber in an arching action for use as vehicle and pedestrian bridges. During this time over 20 permanent bridges have been built and eight have been load by: 5. Timber's strength, light weight, and energy-absorbing properties furnish features desirable for bridge construction. Timber is capable of supporting short-term overloads without adverse effects. Contrary to popular belief, large wood members provide good fire resistance qualities that meet or exceed those of other materials in severe fire 3/5(1). Although the performance of the study bridges has been acceptable, there is no indication that timber has been significantly accepted as a bridge construction material at this time. Timber bridges have not proven economically competitive from a first cost standpoint, and their life cycle cost competitiveness cannot be determined at this time. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: timber bridges.

A guide for the field testing of bridges. ASCE Working Committee on Safety of Bridges. Glued-laminated timber bridges reality or fantasy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Timber Gromala, D.S.; Moody, R.C.; Sprinkel, M.M. Performance of a press-lam bridge a 5-year load testing and monitoring File Size: 35KB. Chapter 16 - Complex Bridges (PDF MB) Timber bridge inspection and maintenance. USFS Timber Bridge Manual - ; Minnesota Advanced Timber Bridge Inspection Manual - (PDF 8 MB) Minnesota Timber Bridge Repair Manual - (PDF 5 MB) Cost effective repairs of timber bridges . treated timber bridges in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Many of the bridges were performing very well—others exhibited one or more problems. Ensuring long-term pavement performance and minimizing environmental problems for bridges with treated timber decks (figure 1) is the goal of this project. Some effects of. Downloadable! The purpose of the study was to determine the energy performance of a timber structured house built in Harbin, a severely cold region of China. The research team conducted a field test on the house that lasted three months (15 January–15 April ). The test included the winter heating energy consumption, average indoor temperature and relative humidity, building heat storage.

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Further improving efficiency and economy of timber bridge design, fabrication, and construction. This report is 16th in a series of reports that documents the field performance of timber bridges.

It describes the develop-ment, design, construction, and field performance of the North Siwell Road bridge located in Hinds County, Missis-sippi.

The performance of the bridge was monitored continuously for approximately 2 years, beginning shortly after installation. Performance monitoring involved collecting and evaluating data pertaining to the moisture content of the wood deck, the force level of the stressing bars, the deck vertical creep, and the behavior of the bridge under static-load conditions.

and field performance of the Mohawk Canal bridge in Yuma County, Arizona. The bridge constructed in Augustis a double-lane, single-span, stress-laminated deck approxi-mately m (21 ft) long and m (34 ft) wide. The laminations are Combination 16F-V3 Douglas Fir, glued-laminated timber (glulam) beams.

Characteristics of the. Field Performance of Timber Bridges: A National Study Brian Brian K. Brashaw Program Director University of Minnesota Duluth, Natural Resources Research Institute Duluth, MN, USA structures i [email protected] James Wacker Research Engineer USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI, USA [email protected] and bridges.

Author: Karen Droste Created Date: 9/30/ PM. The Dean, Hibbsville, and Decatur bridges were constructed in southern Iowa during Each bridge is a simple-span, stress-laminated deck superstructure, approximately m (24 ft) long, constructed from eastern cottonwood lumber.

The performance of each bridge was monitored for approximately 2 years, beginning shortly after by: 1. The bridge is unique in that it is the first known stress-laminated timber bridge to be constructed of hardwood lumber. The performance of the bridge was monitored con-tinuously for approximately 4 years, beginning at the time of installation.

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Field performance of timber bridges. By James P. Wacker, Don Conger, Michael A. Ritter and Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.) Abstract "July "--T.p. es bibliographical references (p. 15).Mode of access: Internet Topics: Wooden bridges. More than 25% total length of railroad bridges carrying freights is made of timber trestles [3].

However, many of these in-service timber bridges were built more than 50 years [4]. Considering the. More and more clients are becoming interested in timber structures including bridges.

About bridges are built in Finland every year. However, only few of them are made of timber (Finnish Transport Agency ).

In order to show to the potential clients the abilities of timber in bridge structures, the case study was conducted. The steel beams. Field Performance of Timber Bridges: A National Study. Field Performance of Timber Bridges: A National Study.

As many engineers begin to implement life-cycle cost analyses within the preliminary bridge design phase, there is a significant need for more reliable data on the expected service life of highway bridges.

They are very few road timber bridges in France. Among them, the Merle bridge, built inis no doubt the most exceptional one. The choice of the architect H. David was to avoid any reference. FIELD PERFORMANCE OF STRESS-LAMINATED TIMBER BRIDGES. Stress-laminated timber bridges were introduced into the United States in the late s.

Since then this concept has been used for more than bridges constructed on roadways throughout the United by: 5. A description of timber bridge superstructure types and locations as well as the field inspection protocol employed by all inspectors is also provided.

Inspection results will be presented for the bridges included, by climate zone and by superstructure type, and. Timber material repair and replacement cost for timber bridges is a considerable expense to highway agencies in Iowa, especially to county road departments.

To address these needs, the objectives of this investigation was to study the field effectiveness of various treatment alternatives used on Iowa roadway projects and to determine if the current specifications and testing are adequate for.

Get this from a library. Field performance of timber bridges. 18, Byron stress-laminated truss bridge. [Habib Joseph Dagher; National Wood in Transportation Information Center (U.S.);] -- The Byron bridge was constructed in the fall of in Byron, Maine.

The bridge is a single-span, two-lane, stress-laminated truss structure approximately 46 ft long and 32 ft wide.

Stress-laminated timber bridges were first introduced in the United States in the late s. Since that time, the concept of stress-laminating has received a great deal of attention and hundreds of bridges have been built. Most of these bridges are located on rural low-volume roads.

Dynamic Field Performance of Glued Laminated Timber Bridges. To use and develop timber structures in transportation better, the U.S. government implemented several national programs starting in the early s to address the needs of the timber industry.

One need was to investigate the dynamic field performance of timber bridges in relation to Author: Jake Bigelow, Brent Phares, Terry J Wipf, Mike Ritter, Doug Wood. Get this from a library. Field performance of timber bridges. 19, North Yarmouth stress-laminated truss bridge. [Habib Joseph Dagher; National Wood in Transportation Information Center (U.S.);] -- The North Yarmouth bridge was constructed in the spring of in North Yarmouth, Maine.

The bridge is a single-span, two-lane, stress-laminated truss structure that is approximately 39 ft long and. Written for the general reader, this page hardcover book celebrates all aspects of timber truss bridges, with a particular focus on the bridges of New South Wales.

Each of the authors is an expert in their field, bringing engineering, historical and heritage perspectives to an intriguing subject. Written for the general reader, this page hardcover book celebrates all aspects of timber truss bridges, with a particular focus on the bridges of New South Wales.

Each of the authors is an expert in their field, bringing engineering, historical and heritage. Timber bridges are an excellent way to showcase the strength and durability of wood structures, even under harsh conditions, when material selection, design, construction and maintenance are done Size: KB.

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Written for the general reader, this page hardcover book celebrates all aspects of timber truss bridges, with a particular focus on the bridges of New South Wales. Each of the authors is an expert in their field, bringing engineering, historical and heritage perspectives to an intriguing subject.

In New South Wales, engineers took advantage of native hardwood timber of rare dimensions. practice. One method to improve field performance of stress-laminated timber bridges is to learn from past ex­ perience and incorporate proven technology into future bridges.

The following is a summary of the field performance information related to stress-laminated timber bridges included in the FPL/FHWA bridge monitoring program.

The field performance of several stress-laminated timber bridges were monitored within a Nationwide Timber Bridge Monitoring Program, a cooperative effort by the U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory and Federal Highway Administration.

Asphalt wearing surfaces are commonly used on timber bridges with transverse glued-laminated deck panel systems to help protect the timber components. However, poor performance of these asphalt wearing surfaces in the past has resulted in repeated repair and increased maintenance costs.

This report describes the field demonstration and testing of a newly-constructed, glued-laminated timber. This paper summarizes recent laboratory and field data studies on thermal performance of stress-laminated timber highway bridges.

Concerns about the reliability of stress-laminated deck bridges when exposed to sub-freezing temperatures triggered several investigations. Two laboratory studies were conducted to study the effects of wood species, preservative, moisture content, and temperature Cited by: 2.

Handbook on structural timber design to Eurocode 5 (IS EN ) rules including strength capacity tables for structural elements James Harrington1, Malcolm Jacob and Colin Short 1 James Harrington and Associates, Four One The Rise, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin.

Tel: (01). Roads and Maritime is pleased to release The Timber Truss Bridge Book, a definitive account of this group of heritage assets, with a focus on the timber truss bridges of NSW. All of the authors are experts in their field and bring engineering, historical and heritage perspectives to an intriguing subject.Christopher J.

Mettem worked for many years as an engineering consultant at TRADA and has led many research projects in timber structures, composites and connections, conservation work and timber bridges. Through contracts with government agencies he worked in Africa, Central and South America and in the UK with the Highways Agency.5/5(1).References and Other Resources.

References. Other Resources. Figure Power house replica, Johnson, VT. "Comparative Performance of Timber Bridges," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol.and R. Winnett, "Field Performance of Timber Bridges Christian Hollow Stress-Laminated Box-Beam Bridge," FPL-RP