Field Evaluation of Hybrid-Composite Girder Bridges in Missouri - UMC Portion

On August 11th, 2010 the allocation of $360,000 in Highways for Life funds was made for the use of Hybrid Composite Beams (HCB) on Route 97, over Sons Creek in Dade County, which is one of three bridge replacements comprising the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program. These HCBs are comprised of three main sub-components, including: 1) a shell, 2) compression reinforcement, and 3) tension reinforcement. In the preferred embodiment, the shell is comprised of a fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) box beam. The compression reinforcement consists of cement or concrete, which is pumped into a profiled conduit within the beam shell. The tension reinforcement consists of carbon, glass or steel fibers anchored at the ends of the compression reinforcement.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $31238.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Performing Organizations:

    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla

    328 Butler-Carlton Hall
    1401 N. Pine Street
    Rolla, MO  United States  65401
  • Principal Investigators:

    Washer, Glenn

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33563

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534474
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014, 00035268
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2014 1:00AM