Timber Bridges: Past, Present and Future - The Roger Bacon Bridge

Oct 10, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre, Amherst, NS

Dr. Dan Tingley, P.Eng., will present "Timber Bridges: Past, Present and Future", discussing the mass timber bridges completed by Wood Research and Development throughout Canada.

The presentation will also go into the advantages of timber bridges and how they are cost effective and good for the environment. The pre-machining of the bridge components and offside pre-assembly procedures are covered as well. This makes it easy to ship the bridge as a kit that is quick to assemble on-site resulting in reduced downtime for the traffic flow. The new Timber Bridge Design Guide is discussed in depth as well as suggested procedures for inspection, maintenance and restoration of timber bridges.

A light dinner will be provided prior to the presentation.

About the Speaker 

Dr. Tingley has worked in the wood products industry for over 40 years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. He completed his Ph.D. at Oregon State University in Wood Science, Technology and Civil Engineering. Dr. Tingley currently holds more than 40 published patents in the reinforced wood field in the US and other countries. He has authored over 125 conference proceedings, publications, and articles in the area of reinforcement of wood and wood composites. Dr. Tingley is the Senior Engineer for Wood Research and Development (WRD). Dr. Tingley is currently the Chairman of the subcommittee on the Development of The Handbook of Conventional Maintenance Practices for Railway Bridges for Committee 10 – Bridge Maintenance & Construction and he also serves Chairman of the subcommittee on specifications for Committee 7- Timber Structures.