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Timber Bridge Webinar Series – Restoring Structural Integrity of Covered Bridge Members

October 14, 2014 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am




Welcome to Timber Bridge Tuesdays Sept 9th – Oct 14th!  We will be covering various topics related to timber bridge technology in a series of 6 weekly Webinars.

Join at 8 am Pacific, 9 am Mountain, 10 am Central, 11 am Eastern

Covered bridge members are sometimes compromised by decay, insect attack, or a range of non-biologic factors. Although information is available on methods of inspecting covered bridges, few resources are available to guide decisions once a problem is detected. Assuming the cause of degradation is addressed, a decision still must be made as to whether the member can continue to function without corrective action, or how it can be repaired, reinforced or replaced while retaining the maximum amount of historic fabric. This webinar will include an overview of the role of covered bridge assessment and engineering analysis prior to considering repair options, means of implementing effective repairs while retaining historic character, and the practicality and long-term durability of repair options.

Speaker Bio

Ron Anthony received an MS in Wood Science and Technology and a BS in Forest Management and Wood Science and Technology from Colorado State University. Prior to forming Anthony & Associates in 1999, he conducted research and consulted on wood properties and the use of wood in construction applications. His efforts have led to applications of resistance drilling and digital radioscopy for assessing structural timbers and investigating hidden conditions. Author of over 100 publications, Ron has consulted throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the South Pacific. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, Timber Framers Guild and Timber Frame Engineering Council, Society of Wood Science and Technology, and Forest Products Society, and serves on the Executive Committee for the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Technical Council on Forensic Engineering.

Click here to download the presentation.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


14 October 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.