Understanding Driving Causes of Bridge Replacement

The main objectives of this research are to find the reasons for premature bridge replacements in Minnesota and understand the cost impact of replacing bridges sooner than originally planned. Extending the useful life of bridges through better design, construction, and management has been a shared effort of the bridge management and preservation community. The analysis has the potential to provide valuable input to bridge management efforts, as well as providing input for overall asset management goals and financial planning.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $163730
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Minnesota Department of Transportation

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St Paul, MN  United States  55155

      Local Road Research Board

      395 John Ireland Boulevard
      St. Paul, Minnesota  United States  55155-1899
    • Principal Investigators:

      Bektas, Basak

    • Start Date: 20230705
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01887183
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 1052640
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 11 2023 12:15PM