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Title: Use of Laser Scanning Technology to Obtain As-Built Records of Historic Covered Bridges

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Report Paper, FPL-RP-669, 2012; 21 p.

Author(s)Ross, Robert J.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Anderson, Samuel J.

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Research Papers
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-3A

Abstract: Covered bridges are part of the fabric of American history. Although much effort is expended to preserve these structures, many are lost forever. The National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) has efforts under way to document historic structures. Their Level I documentation is defined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Architectural and Engineering Documentation and consists of measured and interpretive drawings, large-format photographs, and written historical reports. To assist in this effort, newer technologies need to be explored that can provide as-built records at a faster rate and with more accuracy.

Keywords: Covered timber bridges; laser; scanning; historic; records

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1,449 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/05/2012

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RITS Product ID: 61139
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
  

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