Legal Truck Loads and AASHTO Legal Loads for Posting

The objective of this research is to recommend revisions to the legal loads for posting as depicted in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges and the AASHTO Guide Manual for Condition Evaluation and Load and Resistance Factor Rating of Highway Bridges. The recommended loads shall reliably produce the forces induced in bridges by all reasonable truck configurations meeting Federal Formula B.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 12-63

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Beal, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Sivakumar, Bala

  • Start Date: 20030701
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061030
  • Source Data: RiP Project 8562

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460856
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 12-63
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:33PM