Instrumentation & Monitoring of Extreme Integral Abutment Bridges in Illinois

The primary objectives of this project are to: (1) evaluate and select candidate integral abutment bridges in at least one Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) district that are "extreme" (i.e., exceed current usage limitations for IABs) in terms of span length or bridge skew; (2) modify construction documents and schedules to implement instrumentation plans developed in Project R27-25; (3) procure and install the required instruments and data acquisition systems at the selected bridges; and (4) monitor and interpret the instrument measurements. We will also develop a structure to facilitate long-term (on the order of 10 or more years) monitoring of the selected bridges.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      205 North Mathews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801-2352
    • Principal Investigators:

      Long, James

      Olson, Scott

    • Start Date: 20080816
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20120331
    • Source Data: RiP Project 24765

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480042
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-55
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:02AM