Two Maine bridges, the Neal Bridge in Pittsfield and one in Boothbay that will b
Two Maine bridges, the Neal Bridge in Pittsfield and one in Boothbay that will be constructed this summer, will use composites developed by the University of Maine's Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center in Orono. The Boothbay bridge uses technology patented by a Chicago inventor and selected by "Popular Science" as one of the top 10 inventions of 2008. The Maine Department of Transportation will build six more composite bridges in 2010-11. The "bridge in a backpack" concept uses inflatable molds, concrete, and high-tech composites to produce bridges that are stronger and more durable than reinforced concrete, yet only weigh one-eighth as much. With details on how market for these new materials could grow.
Pittsfield, Boothbay, University of Maine Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center
Rooks, Douglas, "Two Maine bridges, the Neal Bridge in Pittsfield and one in Boothbay that will b" (2009). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4824.