UMaine Mentioned in Engineering News-Record Report on Floating Bridge in Vermont
Engineering News-Record mentioned the University of Maine in an article about the world’s first composite floating bridge in Brookfield, Vermont. The 318-by-20 feet, single-lane bridge employs a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) flotation system with a 100-year design life, according to the article. The $2.4 million bridge is set to be completed by Memorial Day weekend. Since design codes for FRP bridges do not exist, the team worked with UMaine and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to develop a set of criteria, the article states.