Load Rating of Reinforced Concrete Bridges by Load Tests

The main objectives of this study are as follows: (1) Evaluate current/emerging technology for reliable, expedient and feasible controlled load testing of highway bridges; (2) Develop a methodology that can be employed by the State Highway Agencies to assess the actual behavior and predict the long-term repeated overload capacity of aged reinforced concrete bridges (i.e., arch, slab and T-beam bridges) by controlled load testing in conjunction with advanced analytical techniques; (3) Establish standard procedures for load testing and load rating on the basis of load test results; (4) Demonstrate the application of these procedures by conducting load tests on two bridges of concern; and (5) Assist in training/educating State Highway engineers in both the basic theory and application of procedures so that they can conduct tests and evaluate test results.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $160000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    West Virginia Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways
    Building 5, Room A-110
    Charleston, WV  United States  25305-0430
  • Project Managers:

    Jalinoos, Frank

  • Start Date: 0
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 36703

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528635
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(113)
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 2014 1:00AM