SPR-4535: Development of a Formalized Program for In-service Inspection of Pedestrian Bridges

Many pedestrian bridges are complex structures and may utilize non-redundant cable supported walkways, curved super structures, and materials not commonly used in highway bridges. Some of these bridges are over busy state highways and carry many pedestrians daily. The absence of any state-wide uniform inspection requirements elevates the risk associated with such bridges. This research project addresses the issues related to in-service inspection needs associated with pedestrian bridges.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $121785
    • Contract Numbers:


    • 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:

      Connor, Robert

    • Start Date: 20210101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20231231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

    Subject/Index Terms

    • TRT Terms: Footbridges; Inspection
    • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Maintenance and Preservation; Pedestrians and Bicyclists;

    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01759753
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4535
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 8 2020 12:32PM