Advancing Composites (Available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)

by Sreenivas Alampalli, (M.ASCE), Head, Struct. Res.; Transp. Res. and Development Bureau, New York State Dept. of Transp., Albany, NY,
Jerome O'Connor, (M.ASCE), Bridge Mgmt. Engr., Region 6; New York State Dept. of Transp., Hornell, NY,
Arthur P. Yannotti, Assoc. Civ. Engr.; Struct. Design and Constr. Div., New York State Dept. of Transp., Albany, NY,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 12, Pg. A2-A11

Document Type: Feature article


Advanced composites, particularly fiber-reinforced polymers, have received considerable attention from bridge owners over the last few years, as cost-effective, durable alternatives to such conventional structural materials as steel and concrete. Last year, New York started taking advantage of these materials for cost-effective bridge rehabilitation. Three projects have now been completed, with bridge structures instrumented for long-term monitoring of their performance and durability.

Subject Headings: Steel bridges | Financial management | Composite bridges | Structural steel | Structural materials | Structural engineering | Steel structures

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