Timber Rising
Ever-taller buildings made from engineered wood are being proposed and constructed around the world. To meet that demand, designers are being tasked with learning about the new capabilities, attributes,...

Fire in the Hole: Emergency Repairs to the Robinson Creek Tunnel
On the eve of April 26, 2014, an arsonist set fire to the CSX Transportation (CSXT) Robinson Creek tunnel. The tunnel is located about 120 mi. southeast of Lexington, near Pikeville, KY. The 742-ft-long...

Current Programs in American Post-Secondary Wood Design Education
Wood engineering has been a requirement in civil/structural engineering education curricula forcenturies. In 1990, a comprehensive survey was conducted of wood engineering educationprograms...

Rebuilding the Route Interchange: Ground Improvement on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project
Error should be: Rebuilding the Route 1 Interchange: Ground Improvement on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project...

Post and Pad
As the name implies, this type of foundation consists of a concrete or wood pad placed on or buried in the ground. It is the lowest priced option for buildings on frozen silt, which may...

Structural Condition Assessment
In Structural Condition Assessment, editor-in-chief Robert Ratay gathers together the leading people in the field to produce the first unified resource on all aspects of structural condition...

A New Woodrow Wilson Bridge — From the Bottom-Up

Performance-Based Criteria for FRP Products and Materials
In most ways, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures perform similar to wood and steel structures. There are, however, certain differences and these differences are described in this...

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers
This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's...

Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material
Wood is one of the earliest construction materials, and the structural use of wood and wood-based materials continues to steadily increase. In fact, new wood-based materials continue to...

Strength from Within
After decades of being continuously struck by rockfalls and wayward vehicles, Knapps Hill Tunnel—a highway structure built in 1936 and located on state Route 97A in central Washington...

An Arbor for Art
The new $50-million, 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m²) building for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will provide the museum with more than five times its current gallery space. The design...

Ground Improvement Feasibility Reports for Large Highway Projects: A Case Study of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement Project

Rehabilitation of the Packers Falls Bridge
The Packers Falls Bridge was constructed in 1912 and consists of a 42' (12.8m) single span, reinforced concrete arch structure. This bridge was constructed using a unique forming system...

Structural Lumber from Small-Diameter Western U.S. Softwood Trees
The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanical properties, and corresponding economic value, of dimension lumber produced from selected over-stocked forest stands of small-diameter...

Woodrow Wilson Bridge: Soft Ground Challenges in Virginia

Composites Enhance Timber Bridges
Two relatively new technologies are available for reinforcing or strengthening timber bridges with fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs). The first consists in reinforcing the tension side...

Beltway Connection
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge carries the Capital Beltway (I-495) and a part of I-95—the main north–south interstate route on the East Coast—across the Potomac River south of Washington,...

Guidelines for Inspection and Monitoring of In-Service Penstocks
This volume provides a guide to information and engineering techniques for inspection and monitoring of in-service penstocks. This guide covers penstocks constructed of steel, concrete,...

Re-Creating the Rainbow Bridge
A team of American and Chinese experts constructed a pier-free arch bridge in China based only on a 12th century...

 

 

 

 

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