Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Bridges

The objective of this study is to determine how the implements of husbandry distribute their load within a bridge structural system and to provide recommendations for accurately analyzing bridges for these loading effects. To achieve this objective the distribution of live load and dynamic impact effects for different types of agricultural vehicles will be determined by load testing and evaluating two general types of bridges. The types of equipment studied will include but will not be limited to; grain wagons/grain carts, manure tank wagons, agriculture fertilizer applicators, and tractors. Once the effect of these vehicles has been determined, recommendations for the analysis of bridges for these non-traditional vehicles will be developed.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $320000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

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

    Nebraska Department of Transportation

    1500 Highway 2
    P.O. Box 94759
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68509-4759

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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

    Oklahoma Transportation

    200 NE 21st Street
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
  • Project Managers:

    Clute, Khyle

  • Start Date: 20110401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160531
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42026

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566843
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(232)
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2015 1:02AM