Project 2c: Alternative and Cost-Effective Bridge Approach Slabs - UMKC

The goal of this project is to find cost-effective alternative solutions for bridge approach slabs that will be ready for field implementation at the completion of this project. The primary objectives of the proposed study are to: 1) Investigate and recommend alternative design solutions with the aim to reduce the cost of construction of a bridge approach slab, and 2) Develop remedial measures or alternative designs for a replacement. It is clear that the problem of cracking and riding discomfort due to the "bump at the end of the bridge" stems largely from geotechnical considerations. In many instances compaction of soils under uncertain conditions when the bridge is being constructed may not be properly achieved. This study will be focused on cost-effective structural solutions, provided that differential settlements cannot be entirely mitigated by geotechnical solutions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $159838.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Kansas City

    333 Administrative Center
    Kansas City, MO  United States  64110

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Thiagarajan, Ganesh

  • Start Date: 20080901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 18903

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462495
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:04PM