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The Fairfield Biotech BridgeThe Fairfield Biotech Park Bridge, constructed in the fall of 2003, is a single span FRP-glulam-concrete bridge. To dramatically increase both stiffness and strength in the bridge's glulam girders, the design develops composite action between the concrete slab and the supporting girders using dowel-type shear connectors.




  • Year Constructed: Late 2003
  • Length: 70 ft.
  • Width: 36 ft.
  • Design Live Load: AASHTO HS-25
  • Wood Species: Southern Pine
  • FRP Tensile Strength:  NA
  • FRP Tensile Modulus:  NA
  • FRP Material Suppliers: Gordon Composites

Sponsored by: Federal Highway Administration Innovative Bridge Researchand Construction Program, Maine Department of Transportation


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