Evaluation of Empirically Designed Bridge Decks and Bearings for Horizontally Curved Bridges

Horizontally curved bridges are subjected to a complex system of forces in multiple planes. The overall objective of this project is to review the current codes and specifications for horizontally curved bridges, and to use the Man Bridge as a case study to see if the codes and specifications efficiently address the complex system of forces that horizontally curved bridges are subjected to. This will be accomplished through a literature review, field instrumentation and evaluation, and finite element modeling and analysis.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $451314.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      RP 245

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      West Virginia Department of Transportation

      Division of Highways, Capitol Complex, Building 5
      Charleston, WV  United States  25305
    • Project Managers:

      Wriston, Jimmy

    • Performing Organizations:

      West Virginia University, Morgantown

      Morgantown, WV  United States  26506
    • Principal Investigators:

      Shoukry, Samir

    • Start Date: 20081119
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20101112
    • Source Data: RiP Project 23960

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461871
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: West Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: RP 245
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:53PM