Impact of Truck Platooning on Loading of Bridges in Oregon

The objective of this research is to determine what combination of truck configurations (axle weights and spacings) and platooning headspace may exceed acceptable stress levels for bridges carrying heavy loads. To answer this question, bridge superstructure load ratings will be performed on representative bridges with select truck platoon configurations and compared with truck loads currently used in Oregon. Results from the modeling will be used to create a set of policy and regulatory recommendations that could be used to update load ratings on Oregon’s bridges.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $222000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 848

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Oregon Department of Transportation

      555 13th Street NE
      Salem, OR  United States  97301
    • Project Managers:

      Knudson, Anthony

    • Performing Organizations:

      Oregon State University, Corvallis

      101 Kearney Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States  97331
    • Principal Investigators:

      Scott, Michael

    • Start Date: 20200701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751720
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oregon Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 848
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 10 2020 1:00PM