New Uses for Old Bridges

by Bala Sivakumar, P.E., (M.ASCE), Associate; A.G. Lichtenstein & Associates, New York, NY,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 10, Pg. 58-61

Document Type: Feature article


As historic bridges age, they are often rendered useless by modern load requirements and codes. Many had been abandoned or demolished. In 1991, however, the ISTEA created new provisions for restoration, and since then, old bridges have been turning into parks and pedestrian walks.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Standards and codes | Pedestrians and cyclists | Parks | Load factors | Historic buildings | Foot bridges

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