Development of Standard Plans for Glulam Highway Bridges

The main emphasis of this project will be updating available glued-laminated timber (glulam) bridge design standards to meet 2007 AASHTO-LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. There is a need to provide basic engineering guidance to practicing engineers regarding the deign and fabrication of timber bridge systems. Engineering design aids in the form of standard plan drawings, details, and specifications have proven to be effective guidance tools.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      United States Department of Agriculture

      Agricultural Research Service
      141 Experiment Station Road
      Stoneville, MS  United States  38776

      National Center for Wood Transportation Structures

      Iowa State University, 2711 S Loop Srive
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Performing Organizations:

      Laminated Concepts, Incorporated

      Big Flatts, NY  United States 

      Forest Products Laboratory

      P.O. Box 5130, North Walnut Street
      Madison, WI  United States  53705
    • Principal Investigators:

      Smith, Matthew

      Wacker, James

    • Start Date: 20100601
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28046

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01463703
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Wood Transportation Structures
    • Contract Numbers: RIP-4719-011
    • Files: RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:28PM