Structure B-37-364 Construction Analysis

The I-35W Mississippi River bridge was an eight-lane steel truss arch bridge that carried 140,000 vehicles daily across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN. On August 1, 2007, the bridge collapsed. This accident has lead to additional emphasis on bridge performance monitoring across the nation. The objective of this research project will be to develop construction guidelines for use in obtaining the vertical road profile over bridge piers by accounting for deflections during construction.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $1350.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      CFIRE 02-19

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

      University of Wisconsin, Madison
      1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Project Managers:

      Waidley, Greg

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Wisconsin, Madison

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      1415 Engineering Drive
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Principal Investigators:

      Oliva, Michael

    • Start Date: 20070904
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20071224
    • Source Data: RiP Project 21455

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462154
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
    • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 02-19
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM