Rapid Repair and Replacement Techniques for Transportation Infrastructures Damaged from Natural and Man-Made Disasters

Highways and railways move the major volume of freight tonnage in the nation. The impact to the freight hauling industry created by disruption due to natural and man-made disasters is tremendous. Bridges are the most sensitive components for construction in both railroad and highway systems. While highways and rail lines can be repaired relatively quickly, bridges require special planning, engineering, materials procurement, and longer construction time. The objective of this research project is to ensure that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has the most complete list of rapid repair/replacement construction and contracting techniques for bridges readily available for use in emergency situations where the timing of response and recover actions are critical.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $62860.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      CFIRE 02-16

    • 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: 20070901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 21452

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462157
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
    • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 02-16
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:59PM