Better Bridges & Roads: UMaine-led Research Coalition Tackles the Future of Transportation
The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center, a collaboration of New England universities led by the University of Maine, researches new materials and technologies that can be used to extend the life of existing infrastructure like bridges and roads, or create new, longer lasting ones. The Center has 26 projects in the works, with 28 faculty and 280 student researchers who focus on real problems identified by the DOT. The article examines a few of the projects in detail, such as the study at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge which is assessing six high-strength carbon fiber strands.
Includes sidebar that explains the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers and the challenges faced by New England's transportation infrastructure.
Transportation -- Technological innovations
Schreiber, Laurie, "Better Bridges & Roads: UMaine-led Research Coalition Tackles the Future of Transportation" (2019). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 7701.