2262 - Feasibility Study of GRS Systems for Bridge Abutments in Oklahoma

The primary objective of the proposed project is to carry out a feasibility study to identify the types of bridge projects that would be suitable candidates for the use of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) bridge abutments in Oklahoma. The research team will review the state of the art and practice on the GRS technology and develop guidelines for its adoption and implementation in Oklahoma. The primary focus of this study will be on bridges that are built on the low-volume and rural roads, (i.e. off the National Highway System, NHS), which can directly and immediately benefit from a viable and speedy bridge construction technology involving recycled girders and bridge abutment construction materials that are produced locally. However, the research team will explore the circumstances in which GRS abutments could also be adopted for bridges on major roads and highways across the state, (i.e. on-NHS system bridges). The Principal Investigators (PIs), in collaboration with Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Federal Highway Administration- Oklahoma (FHWA-OK) engineers, will provide an assessment of the results of the study which will include expected benefits and actions needed for successful implementation of the study to meet the ODOT goals and those of other state transportation agencies.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $100,000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      SP&R 2262


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Oklahoma Department of Transportation

      200 NE 21st Street
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73105
    • Project Managers:

      Sheffert, Shannon

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Oklahoma, Norman

      School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
      202 West Boyd Street, Room 334
      Norman, OK  United States  73019
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hatami, Kianoosh

    • Start Date: 20151001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35691

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01539808
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Oklahoma Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SP&R 2262, SPRY-0010(64)RS
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 3 2014 1:00AM