Feasibility of Using Clear-Span Arches for Short-Span Bridges

The objective of this research project is too conduct an independent economic study comparing costs and design feasibility of clear-span concrete or steel arches as compared to multiple opening drainage structures and small scale reinforced concrete bridges with cast in-place slab spans and to develop a design criteria for possible standards, considering the expected serviceability, the availability of material, and site conditions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A final report was not published with this research.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $30000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


    K-TRAN: KSU-05-3 NP

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
  • Project Managers:

    Filippi, Bruce

    Reynolds, Rudy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kansas State University's Center for Transportation Research

    2118 Friedler Hall
    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506-5000
  • Principal Investigators:

    Esmaeily, Asad

    Peterman, Robert

  • Start Date: 20040601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9692

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536040
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RE-0367-01, K-TRAN: KSU-05-3 NP
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2014 1:01AM