To support protecting cultural resources in transportation we have two handbooks that can be helpful to learning more about different laws and regulations.
The Historic Bridges Community of Practice helps identify emerging issues, trends, procedures, research, and data needs associated with the identification, evaluation, and management of our nation’s historic bridges.
FHWA Historic Preservation and Archeology Program website links:
- Historic Bridges
- Historic Roads
- Interstate Highway System
- Program Comment for Common Post-1945 Concrete and Steel Bridges
- Tribal Issues
- Streamlining Historic Preservation
Best Practices and Lessons Learned on the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Bridges, NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 66 (July 2012)
Guidelines for Historic Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement, NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 19 (March 2007)
A Guide to Incorporating Geophysical Remote Sensing in Transportation Archeological Investigations, NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 21 (September 2006)
Improved Methods for Assessing Social, Cultural, and Economic Effects of Transportation Projects, NCHRP Project 08-36, Task 66 (April 2008)
NCHRP Report 723: A Model for Identifying and Evaluating the Historic Significance of Post-World War II Housing, NCHRP Project 08-77 (September 2012)
Managing Archeological Investigations, A Synthesis of Highway Practices, NCHRP Synthesis Report 347