High tech composite bridge lays foundation for safe, sustainable future

A new composites bridge nearing completion in a rural Tennessee community near Knoxville is aimed at demonstrating fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials, or FRPs, as a sustainable solution for improving thousands of structurally deficient rura

Led by IACMI-The Composites Institute and the Composite Applications Group, this project moves innovative low-cost composite bridge deck technology from DOT laboratory qualification to a fielded prototype. IACMI's "Infrastructure and Construction" Working Group showcased the composite bridge progress during the IACMI 2021 Winters Members Meeting on Feb. 18, 2021.

JEC Group is the world's leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry's reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every spring in Paris.