American Society of Civil Engineers

An Overview of the Development of Stress Laminated Cellular Timber Bridge Decks for Short to Medium Span Applications in Australia

by Keith Crews, Ph.D., (Professor and Deputy Director, Center for Built Infrastructure Research, University of Technology, Sydney - Australia)

pp. 162-172, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: High Performance Materials in Bridges
Abstract: Stress laminated timber bridge deck technology has been established in Australia since 1991, resulting in the construction of over 40 prototype bridges. This paper presents an overview of the R&D undertaken to implement this technology, involving laboratory testing and field application of plate decks spanning up to 9m and high capacity cellular decks spanning 12m, with the potential to span up to 30m.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Bridge decks
Laminated materials
Wooden bridges