Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 52-02. Bridge Element Data and Use

Initial efforts to define and collect bridge element data in the United States started in the late 1990s with the development and implementation of bridge management systems (BMSs). Over the years, the bridge management community provided feedback and made suggestions to improve the bridge element inspection methodology. The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Synthesis 585: Bridge Element Data Collection and Use documents current state departments of transportation (DOTs) practices and experiences regarding collecting element-level data and ensuring data accuracy. The synthesis also examines how state DOTs are using the data from inspection reports.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 52-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Principal Investigators:

    Bektas, Basak

  • Start Date: 20200916
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220909
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220909

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739558
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 52-02
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 19 2020 11:49AM