SPR-3714: Guardrails for Use on Historic Bridges

Federal and state laws protect historically significant bridges. However, the original railing is not likely to meet current AASHTO requirements. The objective of this study is to develop a toolbox of design/rehabilitation alternatives that may be used to address existing rails on historic bridges. This research will develop solutions to provide a safe and efficient railing for these historic bridges as well as alternative, economic solutions for the design of bridge deck overhang on both historic and new bridges.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $300000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kreger, Michael

      Frosch, Robert

    • Start Date: 20130101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161031
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33401

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01477469
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-3714
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 4 2013 1:00AM