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Title: Establishment of a National Center for Wood Transportation Structures (NCWTS)

Source: FPL RIP-3333-012

Author(s): USDA-FS Forest Products Laboratory

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Since 1988, the USDA Forest Service Wood in Transportation Program involved research through the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, WI, and demonstration and technology transfer through the National Wood in Transportation Information Center in Morgantown, WV. This national program included all types of wood transportation structures, including vehicle, pedestrian and railroad bridges, marine facilities, and noise barriers. The program funding ended in FY 2004, leaving significant voids in research capability, technology transfer, and research assistance. To fill this need, an effort was initiated to re-establish a national center for wood transportation structures to provide leadership in these areas to governmental agencies, industry, and research institutions.

Keywords: wood bridges; wood transportation center; timber bridges

File size: 1,006 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/02/2009

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