Bridge Load Testing Bridge 3-437 SR 54 Over Assawoman Bay Part II

A diagnostic load test of Delaware Bridge 3-437 was conducted on May 19, 1999. The purpose of the test was primarily to quantify the transverse load distribution of the superstructure. The bridge was built in 1957 and the superstructure is made up of eleven simple spans with each span consisting of thirteen adjacent prestressed box-beam (or voided slabs). The bridge was tested using two pre-weighed 3-axle trucks. The two trucks weighed 67.1 kips and 63.6 kips respectively. The bridge was instrumented with 22 strain transducers. The report presents the details of the diagnostic load test results.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  USA  19901
    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      301 DuPont Hall
      Office 360D Dupont Hall
      Newark, DE  USA  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Finch, William

      Shenton, Harry

      Chajes, Michael

    • Start Date: 19990519
    • Actual Completion Date: 20020630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18350

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459860
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:14PM