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New Bridge Material Design Options

What are the New Bridge Material Design Options?

Two bridge-related technologies particularly well suited for remote or environmentally sensitive locations will be showcased by a single lead states team. These are:

  • Rigidified FRP Arch Bridges - This technology offers particular advantage in environmentally sensitive areas and in locations where it isn't feasible to bring in heavy construction equipment. RFRPAB structures are less expensive, longer lasting in severe exposure environments, and have a lower carbon footprint than many other bridge design options.

  • Hybrid Composite Bridges - Hybrid composite beams offer lighter weights, allowing placement with lighter construction equipment. They offer the possibility of longer-lived spans and corrosion resistance not offered in conventional materials.

Contacts – Lead States Team

Kenneth Sweeney, P.E.
Chief Engineer
Maine Department of Transportation

Dr. Tadeusz C. Alberski, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer
New York State Department of Transportation

David Sherlock, P.E.
Bridge Program Manager
Maine Department of Transportation

Raja Jildeh, P.E.
Michigan Department of Transportation

Dale Peabody, P.E.
Director, Transportation Research
Maine Department of Transportation

Mansour Mike Mohseni, P.E.
Colorado Department of Transportation

Stacy McMillan, P.E.
Missouri Department of Transportation

Christine Mizioch, P.E.
Vice President
Accelerated Project Delivery
The Metric Group

Larry Parent, P.E.
Senior R&D Program Manager
AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center
University of Maine

Louis N. Triandafilou, P.E.
Senior Structural Engineer
FHWA Office of Technical Services

Friends of the Team:
Stephen Von Vogt, P.E.
Executive Director
Maine Composites Alliance

New Bridge Material Design Options Library