America's Historic Covered Timber Bridges
Partnering with the Federal Highway Administration and National Park Service, the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) has taken the lead in conducting research efforts aimed at preserving and/or restoring historic covered bridges. Several collaborative studies have been initiated to improve engineering evaluation methods, increase the durability of the bridge components, and develop new historic structure documentation techniques. Technology transfer efforts have included K-12 educational modules, historical videos, and technical conferences.
Forest Service Partners