SPR-4223: Link-Slabs Details and Materials

This research focuses on reviewing the current state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice related to link slabs in bridge decks. Eliminating intermediate and end joints using link slabs can extend bridge service life at a fraction of cost and downtime compared to alternatives such as integral end bents. Relevant practice and other information related to design and construction of link-slab bridges will be collected and studied to inform the process of developing guidelines and design recommendation for the implementation of link slabs in Indiana bridges.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $56675
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Haikal, Ghadir

      Jahanshahi, Mohammad

      Ramirez, Julio

    • Start Date: 20180301
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01656343
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4223
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2018 1:09PM