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Timber Bridge Webinar Series – Security of Historic Covered Bridges

September 23, 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

Quintessentially American, covered bridges were once a familiar sight from coast-to-coast. However, due to various factors that include neglect, arson, vandalism and natural disasters, there are currently less than 900 covered bridges in existence today. Given their unique place in history, it is essential that these remaining bridges be protected and preserved for future generations. One way to provide the necessary security is to use remote monitoring and other security systems that protect them from trespassers. This webinar will introduce the Covered Bridge Security Manual and is intended to assist covered bridge owners in selecting systems that offer protection with the option of adding active alerting of proper authorities for the purpose of heightened security.

Speaker Bio

Travis Hosteng is a research engineer with the Bridge Engineering Center (BEC), a Center within InTrans at Iowa State University (ISU).  Since joining BEC in 2004, he has directed and contributed to numerous bridge-related research projects funded by local, state, federal, and industrial clients. His specialty areas include timber bridge design/testing, high performance material behavior, structural health monitoring, bridge rating through physical testing, bridge behavior and testing and accelerated bridge construction and testing.  In addition to his duties specific to the BEC, Mr. Hosteng is also Co-Director of the National Center for Wood Transportation Structures, funded by the USDA Forest Products Laboratory and housed at ISU.  Mr. Hosteng received BS and MS degrees from ISU and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Iowa.

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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


23 September 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.