InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Portable Timber Bridges: An Eco-friendly Solution for Stream Crossings

An opportunity exists for the forestry community to minimize erosion and sedimentation during timber harvesting. This can be done by using timber bridges for stream crossings. Portable timber bridges enable quick, safe, temporary access to a logging operation. They can be cost-effective, relatively easy to install, environmentally sound, and reusable. This paper presents three different designs, based on stress-laminated technology, that can be used to construct portable timber bridges.