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Blast Resistant Composite Barriers

1 recipient will receive $154,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Investigating the use of composite materials for bridge and tunnel security retrofits
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
West Virginia University (191510239) $154 Public Educational Institution
886 Chestnut Ridge Road
PO BOX 6845, Rm.202
Morgantown, WV
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: H.Rept. 108-792
Location: Surface Transportation Research
Method: SAFETEA1-2
Citation Excerpt: The conference agreement provides $14,000,000 for structures research. Within the funds provided for structures research, the conferees direct FHWA to provide $125,000 to support nondestructive structural evaluation technology at New Mexico State University's Bridge Research Center, $200,000 for West Virginia University Constructed Facilities Center for fire and blast resistant composite barriers research, and $150,000 for the University of Delaware's innovative bridge research program, $350,000 to the University of Maine to study the use of wood composite material to extend the life of ports, and $1,000,000 for the National Steel Bridge Alliance. The conferees strongly encourage FHWA to continue its research and deployment of lithium technologies to prevent and mitigate ASR since advances in these lithium technologies have the potential to help increase the durability of our transportation infrastructure.

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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