‘Bridge-in-a-Backpack’ hits milestone

ORONO, Maine — The “Bridge-in-a-Backpack” technology developed at the University of Maine and licensed to an Orono startup company has received a key approval that could speed its commercial adoption.

The Bridge-in-a-Backpack was more than a decade in development at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The technology is an innovative inflatable composite-concrete arch bridge that can reduce construction time and costs, potentially double the life span of bridges, reduce maintenance costs, and significantly reduce the carbon footprint of bridge construction.

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