Federal Highway Administration Local Aid Support Presents
An Innovation Exchange Webinar on Composite Bridge Technology
Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Bridge construction and replacement in rural areas can be expensive for county transportation agencies.
Morgan County, Tennessee, installed a new, high-tech bridge equipped with a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material bridge deck embedded with fiber optic sensors. The recently completed lightweight bridge deck system required less time to install than a traditional concrete bridge, and reduced energy and on-site construction costs. The new bridge has a 100-year lifespan, and the county will save money on repairs in the long term.
In this Innovation Exchange webinar, those who were involved in the bridge replacement will present highlights from the design, installation, and operation of the FRP bridge in Morgan County. The presenters will discuss the benefits associated with the use of FRP composites in infrastructure and detail the ongoing process of collecting and interpreting the performance data generated by this structure.
The speakers will be: