Guidelines for the Implementation of the Bridge Health Index

The goals of this research are to identify/develop tools for using the bridge Health Index (HI) in a comprehensive bridge management system and specifically for decision-making in the context of a bridge preventive maintenance program. This research will implement the bridge HI on individual bridges and networks of bridges. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) would like to investigate the potential uses of the recently developed bridge Health Index within a comprehensive Bridge Management System (BMS) in general and more specifically, for decision-making in the context of a preventive maintenance program. Through literature and interviews, the Research Team will prepare an "implementation guidelines" document that describes State agencies' experiences and processes using the HI for bridge management. The scope of the guidelines will include experiences in relating the health index to preventive maintenance, implementation issues and criteria, and recommendations. The project includes quantitative and qualitative assessments of the HI for measuring the impact of preventive maintenance actions on increasing long term asset value and extending the expected life of bridges. This project addresses issues of implementation feasibility by demonstrating the health index forecasting and models possibly as a spreadsheet tool, and then illustrated with actual data from at least one region.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50329.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      08-07

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

      University of Wisconsin
      2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Project Managers:

      Adams, Teresa

    • Performing Organizations:

      Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

      University of Wisconsin
      2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
      Madison, WI  United States  53706
    • Start Date: 20070630
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 13474

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460383
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Midwest Regional University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 08-07
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:24PM