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Crowdsourcing New Deal history
Crowdsourcing New Deal history

Crowdsourcing is assisting in identifying the myriad of resources constructed under New Deal Depression-era federal work relief programs.

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Historic bridge management plans benefit owners
Historic bridge management plans benefit owners

Keeping a historic bridge in good condition is helped with good planning. A management plan identifies maintenance and rehabilitation needs and the associated costs for a set period – typically 20 years.

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Key to removal of aged infrastructure: Historic dams
Key to removal of aged infrastructure: Historic dams

Civil engineers apply rigorous study and consideration to removing infrastructure.

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Computer generated imagery and historic properties: Taliesin
Computer generated imagery and historic properties: Taliesin

CGI is an effective tool to illustrate a variety of proposed design alternatives with a range of stakeholders and assess potential effects on historic properties for Section 106 consultation.

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NPI offers seminar on historic bridges
NPI offers seminar on historic bridges

The National Preservation Institute is offering a new 2-day seminar, “Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation.”

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3D mapping: Preservation planning and mitigation
3D mapping: Preservation planning and mitigation

Advances in 3D mapping offer a perfect complement to convey complex renderings of an entire historic district or urban park landscape.

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Never too young: Cultural resources awareness
Never too young: Cultural resources awareness

Iowa and Delaware DOTs are working with youth to create a greater awareness of our valuable cultural and environmental resources.

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From the field: Shelterbelts
From the field: Shelterbelts

During recent project work, I came across the first Depression-era shelterbelt located on a small farm northeast of Mangum, Oklahoma.

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Join us at the ADC50 Summer Meeting
Join us at the ADC50 Summer Meeting

The Transportation Research Board’s ADC50 Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation is meeting July 12-15 in historic Richmond.

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Technology and creative mitigation
Technology and creative mitigation

If a picture tells a thousand stories, then how many stories does a video tell? Video is a powerful tool able to gain greater audience reach and better illustrate complex issues over traditional written messages alone.

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