SPR-3913: The Assessment of Legal and Proposed New Permit Loads on Bridge Rating and Posting Policies to Comply with the Latest AASHTO and MBE Guidelines

The proposed research work will address two needs. First, it will review legal loads in Indiana to determine if they encompass the truck loads that are commonly allowed to use the state and local bridge system. These loads must satisfy the requirements prescribed by AASHTO in the MBE and, if not, then to develop state recommended legal loads that would satisfy the AASHTO requirements. Second, it will also examine the influence of permit loads on load rating of Indiana bridges, including both the Michigan train loadings as well as the newly proposed 120,000-lb permit truck.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $263,913.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University
    1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prakash, Arun

    Bowman, Mark

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01546031
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: SPR-3913
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 2 2014 1:01AM