Bridge Load Testing and Load Rating

The objective of this research study is to determine the load rating of bridges, especially county road bridges, using field test data instead of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) method. This study will identify standard bridges in Kentucky with load ratings that are below the standard HS truck that can traverse these roads, conduct field testing on representative bridges, and propose a methodology for load rating based field testing for Kentucky's bridges.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      State Office Building, Clinton and High Streets
      Frankfort, KY  USA  40622
    • Project Managers:

      Byrd, Jamie

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harik, Issam

    • Start Date: 20100701
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 27010

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461271
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: P11-423
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:42PM