Hybrid composite beams used for bridge

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The world's largest span, hybrid composite I-girder bridge has been installed in Daniel Boone National Forest, USA. The 18.3 m long pedestrian bridge is the first permanent structure to use a hybrid composite section, the main girders contain both glass and carbon reinforcements. Designed by the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering Transportation Center, it is hoped it will act as a functional predecessor of future composite I-girder vehicle bridges built in the USA.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationAdvanced Composites Bulletin
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Business and International Management
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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