Synthesis:  Rapid Bridge Rehabilitation

Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) has received significant research attention in recent years. For the most part, these research endeavors have focused on means and methods for decreasing impact to the traveling public during new bridge construction. At the same time, there are great opportunities to reduce traffic impacts by decreasing construction time associated with bridge rehabilitation. Most bridges undergo several small and one or two major rehabilitations during their useful lives and decreasing the traffic impacts during these events could have significant benefits. Fortunately, many of the new construction concepts may be able to be adapted for use in rehabilitation scenarios. In still other cases, new means and methods may be needed. This research will complete a synthesis of available rehabilitation alternatives and solutions that could be used by practitioners to complete rapid rehabilitation projects. In some cases these alternatives will be adaptations of new construction methods and in others they will be strictly for rehabilitation activities. This document will provide a comprehensive summary of available solutions. Where appropriate, design and construction procedures will be provided.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)

    Florida International University
    10555 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL  United States  33174

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Bridge Engineering Center
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, Iowa  United States  50010-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dahlberg, Justin

    Phares, Brent

  • Start Date: 20140501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151201
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590784
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC)
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2016 3:31PM