One of Laminated Concepts' latest projects is the supply of a 50' x 30' glued laminated timber stringer bridge structure to Buchanan County, Iowa. The County will be using their own crews to demolish, and construct the new bridge on GRS abutments. The interesting thing about this project is that it is being partially funded with the assistance of the Federal Highway and the National Center for Wood Transportation Structures. (http://www.woodcenter.org)
The folks in Iowa will be installing sensors in both the abutments and bridge superstructure to record several performance parameters used to evaluate and understand the behavior of all the parts of the GRS-IBS abutments and bridge superstructure.
AND, they invite you to watch. The complete construction process is being monitored and is available to watch on the NCWTS's website (http://www.woodcenter.org/bec_cam/).
We would like for you to watch the process and as always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us.