October 14, 2021

photoCritical Mass (Timber) Meetup Group

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Timber bridges compose over a quarter of all bridges in North America, yet they compose only 7% of bridge expenditures on existing bridges mostly for maintenance. Meanwhile, new timber bridge construction is under 1% of all expenditures for greenfield bridge construction.

However, the world view on timber is changing with the advent of mass timber and tall timber structures. A carbon lens is redefining how we think about bridge infrastructure.