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Second National Covered Bridge Conference

Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel
Dayton, Ohio

June 5–8, 2013

Thank you to all who participated in the Second National Covered Bridge Conference. A conference summary and links to all the presentations can be found here


ICTB2013–Las Vegas

2nd International Conference on Timber Bridges

September 30 – October 3, 2013

 

Plenary Sessions | Technical Sessions | Conference Photos | Publication reference information (PDF)

Plenary Sessions

Timber Bridges in the USA: Past, Present, and Future
Michael Ritter, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Development of Timber Bridges in Brazil: Current Emphasis Areas
Carlito Calil, Junior, University of Sao Paulo
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Norwegian Timber Bridges: Current Trends and Future Directions
Erik Aasheim, Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Technical Sessions

Session 1 – Bridge Inspection I
Session 2 – Wood/Concrete Bridges
Session 3 – Case Studies I
Session 4 – CLT and Glulam
Session 5 – Covered Bridges I
Session 6 – Bridge Inspection II
Session 7 – Covered Bridges II
Session 8 – Load Testing
Session 9 – Case Studies II
Session 10 – Bridge Durability
Session 11 – Field Monitoring
Session 12 – Wood Composites

Session 1 – Bridge Inspection I

Field Performance of US Timber Bridges: A National Study
Brian Brashaw, James Wacker
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Inspection of Louisiana's Timber Bridges
Vijaya Gopu, James Wacker
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Condition Assessment of Iowa Timber Bridges Using Advanced Inspection Tools
Travis Hosteng, Brent Phares
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Inspection of Timber Bridges in the Pacific West
Tom Williamson, Lola Coombe, David Strahl
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Inspection of Timber Bridges in the Southern US
P. David Jones, Joseph Dahlen, Rubin Shmulsky
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 2 – Wood/Concrete Bridges

Wood-Concrete Composite Beams Under Low-to-High Cycle Loading
Jeno Balogh, Massimo Fragiacomo, Richard Gutkowski, Rebecca Atadero
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Fatigue Performance of Single Span Wood-Concrete Composite Bridges
Leander Bathon, Oliver Bletz-Müldorfer
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Influence of Concrete Cracking on Wood-Concrete Composite Bridges
Frank Schanack, Juan Patricio Reyes, Óscar Ramón Ramos
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

The Durability of Wood-Concrete Composite Bridges
Lauri Salokangas, Aarne Jutila
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Development of a Slab-on-Girder Wood-Concrete Composite Highway Bridge
Andrew Lehan, David Moses
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 3 – Case Studies I

Stretching the Limits – Timber Bridge Case Studies Part I
Paul Gilham
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Rehabilitation and Upgrading of a Heritage Listed Timber Truss Bridge
Keith Crews
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

186 Meter Footbridge in Kalmar, Sweden
Rune Abrahamsen, Gunnar Veastad
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Challenges of the Superstructure "Älvsbacka Bridge"
Peter Jacobsson, Frederik Eliasson, Thomas Darholm
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Timber Footbridge of the Bow River in Banff
Gerald Epp, Adam Gerber, Lucas Epp
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Tohickon Adqueduct Rehabilitation
William Collins, Habib Dagher, Ed Cesa
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 4 – CLT and Glulam

The Applicability of CLT Beams in Bridges
Lauri Salokangas, Robin Garnier
Oral Presentation (PDF)

New Timber Bridges – Inventive Design by Bloc-Glueing
Frank Miebach, Juergen Schaffitzel
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Carney Mill Road Bridge
Murray Johnson
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Investigation of Glulam Girder Bridges Constructed Prior to 1970
J. Scott Groenier, David Strahl, James Wacker
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Overview of the Placer River Timber Bridge Project in Alaska
Eleanor Oman, Rod Dell'Andrea
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Rehabilitation of St. Marys Wycliffe Bridge in British Columbia, CA
Murray Johnson
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 5 – Covered Bridges I

National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program
Sheila Rimal Duwadi
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Simplified Analytical Model for a Queen-Post Covered Timber Bridge
Fouad Fanous, Terry Wipf, Douglas Rammer
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Live Load Testing of Historic Covered Timber Bridges
Travis Hosteng, Brent Phares, James Wacker
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

McKenzie River (Goodpasture Road) Covered Bridge Rehabilitation
Gregory Ausland, Tony LaMorticella
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 6 – Bridge Inspection II

Opportunities for Timber Bridges in North America
Marshall Leslie, Jasmine Wang
Oral Presentation (PDF)

From Damage Maps to Condition Inventories
Frank Rinn
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

In-Depth Timber Bridge Inspection and Load Rating
J. Scott Groenier, David Strahl
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Evolution of a Smart Timber Bridge Concept
Travis Hosteng, Brent Phares, James Wacker
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 7 – Covered Bridges II

The Bartonsville Covered Bridge Replacement
Phillip Pierce
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Chambers Covered Railroad Bridge Emergency Salvage, Rehabilitation, and Development of Interpretive Center
Gregory Ausland, Tony LaMorticella
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Kings Covered Bridge Rehabilitation Somerset County PA
William Collins, Samer Petro
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Simplified Analytical Model of a Covered Burr-Arch-Truss Timber Bridge
Fouad Fanous, Terry Wipf, Douglas Rammer
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 8 – Load Testing

Vibration Response of Long Cable-Stayed Timber Footbridge: Case Study
Robert Kliger, Hanna Jansson, Isak Svensson, Tomas Svensson
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Field Load Testing of the First Vehicular Timber Bridge in Korea
Wonsuk Park, Ji-Woon Yi, Hyun-Moo Koh, Sang-Joon Lee, Chul-Young Park
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Dynamic Response of a Timber Pedestrian Bridge
Fabio Casciati, Sara Casciati, Lucia Faravelli, Daniele Bortoluzzi
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Stress-Laminated Timber Bridge Decks: Non-Linear Effects in Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States
Mats Ekevad, Peter Jacobsson, Robert Kliger
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 9 – Case Studies II

Case Study of the Longest Single Span Timber Bridge for Highway Loads in Sweden
Kristoffer Ekholm, Peter Nilsson, Erik Johansson
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Steien Network Arch Bridge
Johannes Veie, Rune Abrahamsen, Egil Rønnekleiv
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

A Timber Bridge Across Lake Mjøsa in Norway
Per Meaas, Svein Erik Jakobsen, Trond Arne Stensby, Widar Mikkelsen, Yngve Artun
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

100 Kilometers of Timber Bridge Development
Yngve Aartun, Trond Arne Stensby, Rune Abrahamsen, Widar Mikkelsen
Oral Presentation (PDF)

Tretten Bridge: Timber and Steel in Harmony
John Are Hårstad-Evjen, Hilde Rannem Isaksen, Bjørn Olav Vik, Per Kristian Ekeberg
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Stretching the Limits: Timber Bridge Case Studies Part II
Paul Gilham
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 10 – Bridge Durability

Contribution to Structural Details on Timber Bridges
Otto Kleppe, Hauke Kepp, Tormod Dyken
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Two Bridges Built Using Black Locust Wood
Ryan Woodward, Theodore Zoli
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Glulam Beams & Columns After 5 Years Exposure to Outdoor Climate
Anna Pousette, Karin Sanderg
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

On Development of Network Arch Timber Bridges in Timber
Kjell Malo, Runa Barli, Idun Hakvåg
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Wood Preservative Solutions for Creative and Sustainable Bridge Design and Construction
Ted LaDoux
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Timber Abutment Piling and Back Wall Rehabilitation & Repair
Justin Dahlberg, Brent Phares, F. Wayne Klaiber
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 11 – Field Monitoring

Assessment & Monitoring of Moisture Content of Timber Bridges
Bettina Franke, Andreas Mueller, Thomas Tannert, Robert Widman
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Älvsbacka Bridge – A Timber Bridge in Cold Climate
Niclas Björngrim, Alice Wang, Olle Hagman
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Cable-Stayed Timber Footbridge with Two Towers
Pedro Gutemberg de Alcântara Segundinho, Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr, Carlito Calil Junior, Antonio Alves Dias
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Short-term Monitoring of a Cable-Stayed Timber Footbridge
Erhan Saracoglu, Anders Gustafsson, Per-Anders Fjellström
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Session 12 – Wood Composites

Fiberglass Composite Bridges
Crawford Dewar, Josh Dewar, Ben Dewar
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Case Study: Design of pedestrian timber bridges in an AE Studio
Mikhail Gershfeld, Judith Sheine
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Combination of Timber, CFRP and GFRP for the Design and Construction of a Bowstring Arch Bridge
Robert Widman, Rolf Broennimann
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Mile Long Boardwalk Enhances Estuary Restoration
Paul Gilham
Technical Paper (PDF) | Oral Presentation (PDF)

Conference Photos

ICTB Slide Show Summary (PPT)

ICTB Slide Show Summary (PDF)