InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Wood Bridges in New England

Wood bridges in New England predate the 18th century. This paper presents an overview of the history, current status, and future of wood bridges in this region. The resurgence of wood bridges is tied to economics, serviceability, and longevity.
Research on new bridge designs, which are adaptable to native New England wood species, may improve wood utilization and increase the use of wood bridges.