Bridge Load Rating and Evaluation Using Digital Image Measurements

The objective of the research is to develop and implement a procedure for load rating based on field testing using digital image measurements. Field testing of a bridge is a relatively simple procedure, yet it is still only done on a very, very small fraction of bridges in the U.S. inventory. To properly allocate resources to determine whether a bridge repair, rehabilitation or replacement is needed, the actual load carrying capacity is needed from field testing and not an analytical model alone. We propose having a low-cost, nondestructive and reliable means to conduct field testing for bridge load rating and evaluation using image-based measurements.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $Federal $174,261, Match $174,261
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Project Managers:

    Donnell, Eric

    Rajabipour, Farshad

  • Performing Organizations:

    Delaware Center for Transportation

    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE  United States  19716

    George Mason University

    School of Engineering
    CEIE Dept., MSN-6C1
    Faifax, VA  United States  22030
  • Principal Investigators:

    Head, Monique

  • Start Date: 20190301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220516
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698981
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2019 10:43AM