Long-term performance monitoring of hardwood timber bridges in Pennsylvania

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, National Wood in Transportation Information Center, in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Transporation, Federal Highway Administration in Madison, WI .

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Other titlesLong term performance monitoring of hardwood timber bridges in Pennsylvania.
StatementJames P. Wacker ... [et al.].
SeriesResearch paper FPL-RP -- 612.
ContributionsWacker, James P., Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.), National Wood in Transportation Information Center (U.S.), United States. Federal Highway Administration.
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Pagination56 p. :
Number of Pages56
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Several hardwood timber bridges were constructed in Penn-sylvania during the early s. This report summarizes the long-term field performance of seven stress-laminated deck bridges over a 4-year period beginning August and ending July Data collected include lumber moisture content, static load test deflection measurements, and bridge.

Several hardwood timber bridges were constructed in Pennsylvania during the early s. This report summarizes the long-term field performance of seven stress-laminated deck bridges over a 4-year period beginning August and ending July Cited by: 3. Request PDF | On Jan 1,James P.

Wacker and others published Long-Term Performance Monitoring of Hardwood Timber Bridges in Pennsylvania | Find, read and. bridge field monitoring activities.

A 5-year field monitoring study plan was mutually developed by FPL and PennDOT to evaluate the long-term structural performance of seven hardwood stress-laminated bridges in Pennsylvania.

The project scope included data collection and analysis related to deck moisture content, stressing bar force, static. BibTeX @MISC{Wacker_monitoringthe, author = {James P. Wacker and Marc R. Joyal and Joseph F. Murphy and Xiping Wang}, title = {Monitoring the Performance of Timber Bridges.

Timber Bridge Hardwood Glulam Deck Connector. Evaluations under Static and Repetitive Loads. John J. Janowiak, Harvey B. Manbeck, Daniel G. Thomforde, and Ray. Witmer,Penn State University. Abstract. Timber bridge deck connectors are crucial to predicted. bridge behavior and long-term serviceability yet only.

Jul 19,  · The monitoring of timber structures grew up in the late in the United States for the evaluation of the structural safety of bridges. After some timber The monitoring of historical timber structures is realized, until today, at the minimum, simply recording the variation of temperature and humidity and/or repeating the on-site oazadlaciebie.com by: 6.

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6 Replies Views July 29,PM by tdelorme. Timber as a bridge material Timber by itself is quite strong and at the same time lightweight material. Such features are desirable in bridge construction. Compared to other materials, wood can be more economical. Lower construction cost may be achieved with timber constructions.

TIMBER BRIDGE HARDWOOD GLULAM DECK CONNECTOR EVALUATIONS UNDER STATIC AND REPETITIVE LOADS. Timber bridge deck connectors are crucial to predicted bridge behavior and long-term serviceability yet only limited information documents the performance characteristics for these important bridge oazadlaciebie.com: J J Janowiak, H B Manbeck, D G Thomforde, R W Witmer Jr.

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The Timber Durability chart contains 5 classes of timber, with each class determining how long each timber listed will last – these are all to BS EN – Durability of. demonstration bridges are hardwood glued-laminated (glulam) bridges, one of northern red oak and one of red maple.

An additional eleven hardwood glulam bridges are currently being designed for forestry roads in Pennsylvania by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The objective of the remainder of. research forming the basis of the standards, the hardwood bridge standards, and the design and performance of a hard­ wood glulam bridge.

RESIN SYSTEMS AND LAMINATING PROCESSES Three hardwood species with good potential for development of hardwood glulam timber bridges are northern red oak, red maple, and yellow poplar (4).

reasons, not the case for timber bridges. Although some covered timber bridges have survived for a remarkably long time, the most famous example being the Kapellbrücke in Lucerne, built in the period between andwhich is still standing (restored after a fire in ), most of the timber bridges of the past have disappeared.

Find out the state of the industry with our authoritative wood trade publications. We offer lumber marketing magazines and other resources. Hardwoods for Timber Bridges James P. Wacker Research General Engineer, USDA Forest Products Laboratory.

Ed T. Cesa. Former Program Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, National Wood In Transportation Center. 1 H. ardwood timbers have been used extensively as track ties, or sleepers, in the U.S.

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bridge construction. Additionally, it became economically and function­ ally impractical to cover timber bridges for protection. In spite of the at­ tractiveness of using naturally durable wood, modem timber bridges must be preservatively treated to obtain adequate performance.

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Jan 01,  · Timber bridges in the United States. Link/Page Citation * Field performance of timber bridges includes monitoring of each bridge typically for a two-to three-year period. The information obtained will be used to develop improvements. The bridge is a two-span continuous stress-laminated deck structure with a length of m and a width of approximately m.

The bridge is unique in that it is one of the first known stress- laminated timber bridge applications to use eastern cotton- wood lumber. The resources provided below link to external sites. PFPA is not responsible for content on these sites.

PA Bureau of Forestry; PA Hardwood Development Council. The Teal River stress-laminated deck bridge is located in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. Kiln drying of wood is an important procedure during lumber manufacturing. Legging adhesive (photo courtesy of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown Pennsylvania).

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Non Technical Summary There are a multitude of timber structures that are more than 50 years old. Many are sound, while some have significant deterioration. This research focuses on. BRIDGE MAINTENANCE, REHABILITATION, AND REPLACEMENT: CASE HISTORIES Over time, bridges may become structurally or functionally deficient.

Structurally, the deficiency can result from deterioration, damage, or increased load requirements in excess of the design capacity. Hydraulically, the original waterway opening under the bridge may be­.

Carbon is bound in wood structures for a long time In buildings with wooden parts, the carbon stored in the wood is stored in structures that are long-term carbon stores.

An average Finnish wooden house sequesters into its wooden structures about 30 tonnes of CO2 from the air. hardwood species, contained in this publication. Hardwood lumber is usually graded on the basis of the size and number of cuttings (pieces) that can be obtained from a board when it is cut up and used in the manufacture of a hardwood product.

The NHLA rules were designed with the furniture trade in mind to provide a measurable percentage of clear. Getting a Fair Price for Standing Timber A few insights into the market for standing timber, logging services, and logs.

April 20, Question Does anyone happen to know what the going rate for standing timber is. I live in central Illinois and have a neighbor lady who is going to have her timber logged out. She is recently widowed and I. timber bridges in remote areas remained virtually unchanged in design at least to the period of Julius Caesar ( B.C.).

One such prehistoric bridge, used by the Gauls in the hills of Savor in Italy, was viewed by Julius Caesar, who described it as follows. 12 It is a timber bridge or empilage, piled together rudely, not con­ structed by art.

About 60% (17 million acres) of Pennsylvania is forested. The Commonwealth is the nation's largest producer of hardwood lumber (over 1 billion board feet per year). Individuals and families own about 75% of the forested land and provide 80% of Pennsylvania's timber products.

The Harwood Bridge formed part of a bypass of the town of Maclean and the village of Harwood. It is the longest, and last, in a series of steel truss bridges of a standard design built by the Department of Main Roads during the s and s, chiefly across the wide coastal rivers of New South Wales, and mostly on the Pacific oazadlaciebie.coms: Clarence River.

The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) instruction book for grading lumber is more than pages in length. I considered, but gave up on, the daunting task of trying to summarize its Byzantine rules. But there is one point I want to make as a result of trying to occasionally sell hardwood.

Tree Pittsburgh and their partners developed this Urban Forest Master Plan for the City of Pittsburgh as well as for all who manage, protect, and plant trees. The Jackson Covered Bridge over Sugar Creek is being rehabilitated. Work on the $ million Federal Aid project is nearly complete.

The project included the removal of the roof and siding. The bridge frame was moved off of the abutments for the rehabilitation. The bridge. In the past, load testing gave the traveling public a feeling that a newly opened bridge is safe. Nowadays, the bridge stock in many countries is aging, and load testing is used for the assessment of existing bridges.

This paper aims at giving an overview of the current state-of-the-art with regard to load testing of concrete oazadlaciebie.com by:. Primary Types of Minnesota Timber Bridges Timber bridges are constructed with timber elements used in the superstructure, substructure or both.

Further, the main categories of timber bridge superstructures include beam, deck (slab), truss, arch, and suspension types. This project will address only the most common styles of timber bridges found.Timber Bridges.

Design details and construction plans. Click on any picture for a larger view. A timber trestle for highway use. Length can be adjusted for various length crossings. Details for a timber trestle suitable for railroad loads. Addition plans for a timber trestle suitable for railroad use.

Timber highway overpass railroad crossing.PERFORMANCE A PRESS-LAM TIMBER BRIDGE Interim Report No. 2 Bridge Performance and Load Test After One Year by Michael M. Sprinkel Research Engineer INTRODUCTION This is the second of three reports which will be issued during the scheduled five-year evaluation of performance of the world's first press-lam timber bridge.(1) The report describes the.

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