This page contains documents and websites with information about historic bridge inventories, evaluation and management.
Historic Bridge Practices Nationwide: Inventory, Evaluation and Management – Mead & Hunt in cooperation with Historic Bridge Alliance, 2008
Guidelines for Historic Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Standing Committee on the Environment, March 2007.
Context for Common Historic Bridge Types – National Cooperative Highway Research Program, NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 15, October 2005.
Historic Bridges: A Heritage At Risk – A Report on a Workshop on the Preservation and Management of Historic Bridges, Washington D.C. 3-4, 2003, Federal Highway Administration Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, Reference No. PR#69-01-4002, June 2004.
Historic Highway Bridge Preservation Practices – National Cooperative Highway Research Program, HCHRP Synthesis Report #275, October 1999.
Surface Transportation & Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987: Section 123 (f)
Historic Bridges Section 23 U.S.C. 144 (o) (P.L. 100-17)
Historic Bridges – Criteria for Decision Making – National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Synthesis of Highway Practice #101, October 1983
HAER Technical Leaflet 95, Bridge Truss Types: a guide to dating and identifying – Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service, May 1977
Metal Truss Bridge Types Poster – Historic American Engineering Program, October 1976
AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence - Historic Bridges
FHWA website - Historic Bridge section
Information Memorandum: Interpretation of Title 23, Section 144(o) Reasonable Costs Associated with the Demolition of Historic Bridges
(April 26, 2001)
Historic Bridges of the United States
Historic Bridge Foundation
General Reference Material
The Buffalo- Springfield Roller Co. Bridge Report (Feb. 1939) – report commissioned by AHTD to document the condition of old bridges in Arkansas that could be replaced in 1940.
Wrought Iron Bridge Company Pamphlet – distributed by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company in 1882, to display the numerous metal truss styles that could be constructed by the company for railroad or wagon bridges.
A Textbook on Roofs and Bridges: Volume III Bridge Design – book written in 1902 that discusses early metal bridge design and construction.
1922 Engineering News-Record: Garrison Ave. Bridge – article written by the Resident Engineer of the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company (builder) describing the design and construction of the Garrison Avenue Bridge over the Arkansas River in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Reinforced Concrete Bridge of Luten Design – brochure that was published by the Luten Bridge Company to showcase concrete arch bridges designed and built by the company.
Luten Trusses for Concrete Bridges – brochure published by the David B. Luten discussing his truss design for concrete bridges.
Illinois River Bridge (Midway Bridge) Plans – design plans drawn by David B. Luten in 1922 for a two span concrete arch bridge over the Illinois River in northwest Arkansas.