The Effect of Truck Size, Weight and Volume on Bridge Safety and Durability.

As truck weights and volumes increase and the bridge infrastructure ages, owners have a vital need to access quality truck and load performance data for bridge management and operations decision-making purposes. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of truck traffic on bridge performance. This multi-year study will collect quality truck traffic and loads data (volumes, classifications, size, weights, and other relevant data) by installing, maintaining, calibrating, and utilizing instrumentation at selected bridge sites nationally, for the purpose of calibrating bridge specifications and quantifying load-induced deterioration of bridge elements and systems to establish bridge performance and serviceability criteria for improved long-term bridge performance, management and operations.


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  • Status: Proposed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Keystone Building
    400 North Street
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17120

    Oregon Department of Transportation

    355 Capitol Street NE
    Salem, OR  USA  97301-3871

    North Carolina Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 25201
    1 South Wilmington Street
    Raleigh, NC  USA  27611

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 7915
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  USA  53707-7915

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  USA  55155

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  USA  50010

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    No. 2 Capitol Sqaure
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30334-1002
  • Project Managers:

    Saad, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20130621
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34515

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01487979
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(283)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2013 1:02AM