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WVU Students Bridge Infrastructure Gap

Matt Ball on March 31, 2014 - in Maintenance, Transportation

Thanks to composite materials and a WVU-designed bridge rehabilitation project, a badly rusted span providing access to a campground at East Lynn Lake has been saved from possible demolition. The span will open to traffic as scheduled in May, and should serve campers for decades to come.

The project also saves taxpayers more than $135,000, since the rehab work was done at 60 percent of the cost of conventional repairs and could serve as a national demonstration project for government agencies dealing with infrastructure construction and maintenance.

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