The Influence of Vehicular Live Loads on Bridge Performance

As truck weights and volumes increase and the bridge infrastructure ages, owners have a vital need to access quality truck and load performance data for bridge management and operations decision-making purposes. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of truck traffic on bridge performance. This multi-year study will collect quality truck traffic and loads data (volumes, classifications, size, weights, and other relevant data) by installing, maintaining, calibrating, and utilizing instrumentation at selected bridge sites nationally, for the purpose of calibrating bridge specifications and quantifying load-induced deterioration of bridge elements and systems to establish bridge performance and serviceability criteria for improved long-term bridge performance, management and operations.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1265000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    600 West Peachtree St
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol St. NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301-3871

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Keystone Building
    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27611
  • Project Managers:

    Saad, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20140810
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230810
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34515

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01487979
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(283)
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2013 1:02AM