University of Massachusetts Amherst
Adaptive Use Bridge Project
Virginia Tech. historic bridge testing - January 11, 2010
Prof. Cris Moen and students conduct load testing on oldest truss bridge in Virginia.
North Chester Village Bridge Set Up on Temporary Foundations - July 20, 2009
With the help of an excavator, the North Chester Village Bridge is now upright once again. Click to see pictures and a video of the project.
Southern Vermont (1906) Bridge Ready for Load Test - July 22, 2009
Sean, Johnny, and Randy have attached ten strain gages to the Southern Vermont (1906) Bridge and wired them to a terminal box mounted to the bridge decking. Click here for a diagram of the strain gage placement. A load test will be conducted later this week.
South Amherst (ca. 1895) Bridge Gets Fresh Coat of Paint - July 2009
The bridge was ground down and then repainted. Check out a picture of it here. For more info on the bridge, click here.
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