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April 20, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Composites World showcases rural bridge project in Morgan County

Composites World spotlights a unique bridge in rural Morgan County that was made of composites as a way of showcasing sustainable solutions for aging infrastructure.

Equipped with a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck embedded with fiber-optic sensors, the new structure has replaced a damaged, decades-old concrete crossing which, like thousands of rural, low-volume bridges across the state and nation, was rated structurally deficient and outdated. Working together under the umbrella of the Knoxville-based Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, almost a dozen private companies were led by Jeff McCay and the team at Composite Applications Group.

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