Analysis and Modernization of Bridge Construction Cost Database

Historically, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has tracked bridge construction and rehabilitation costs by reviewing construction letting results. Yet formal tracking is not robust and a more substantial database is needed. This project will strengthen the Cabinet’s ability to monitor bridge construction and rehabilitation costs by: (1) updating cost data, (2) modernizing database entry and data mining tools, (3) identifying outlier costs and where spikes in pricing have occurred, and (4) investigating what factors and relationships influence price fluctuations. Ultimately, the products generated through this research will equip KYTC staff with the tools they need to improve bridge construction estimates and identify future savings.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $200000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 21-606

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Griffith, Ryan

      Catchings, Rachel

    • Start Date: 20200200
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200220
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751320
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 21-606
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 3 2020 2:47PM