Field Evaluation of the Culloden IBRCP 400 KSI Bridge

The Culloden Railroad Overpass Bridge in West Virginia is a three-span continuous bridge with HPS 100W in the bottom flanges of the negative bending sections and is thus one of the first bridges in the U.S. to utilize this type of steel. The focus of this project is to experimentally and analytically evaluate design code applicability for girders fabricated from 100 ksi steel. Specifically, field testing of the Culloden Railroad Overpass bridge will be conducted in conjunction with 3D finite element analysis to assess the accuracy and consistency of the current AASHTO provisions for HPS 100W I-girders.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $263000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      RP 233

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      West Virginia Department of Highways

      1900 Kanawha Building East
      Charleston, WV  United States  25365

      Federal Highway Administration

      700 Washington Street, East
      Charleston, WV  United States  25301
    • Performing Organizations:

      West Virginia University Research Corporation, Morgantown

      886 Chestnut Ridge Road
      Morgantown, WV  United States  26506
    • Start Date: 20070821
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090821
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17756

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    • Accession Number: 01459887
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: West Virginia Department of Highways
    • Contract Numbers: RP 233
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:14PM