Precast Deck Beam Lifting Loops

Lifting loops for bridge decks typically consist of one or more 7-wire prestressing strands that have been bent into loops. Current national codes and handbooks do not provide guidance for the design of lifting loops for shallow members and consequently individual states and producers are using a variety of different methods. This has led to problems in the field including failure of loops and this poses a significant safety hazard. To address this concern, current practices are being reviewed and a range of lifting loop arrangements are being tested in order to develop a standard practice for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) with potential national application.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      1105 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 North Matthews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hart, Chris

      Kuchma, Daniel

    • Start Date: 20050700
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080600
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17024

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01480048
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R54
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:02AM