Bridge Trough Maintenance Evaluation on Finger Joint Bridges

Highway maintenance crews within the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are tasked with cleaning debris that accumulates in the drainage trough underneath the bridge expansion joints. These troughs are often too high to reach with standard equipment. Without an access panel the trough is difficult to reach and clean. ODOT District 12 is interested in finding an efficient, cost effective and time saving way to accomplish this maintenance task. The purpose of this research is to determine if design changes or equipment may be available to provide a better way of performing this important task.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $64544.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration, Ohio Division

    200 North High Street
    Room 328
    Columbus, OH  United States  43215
  • Project Managers:

    Mihelich, Jim

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ohio University, Athens

    Athens, OH  United States  45701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walsh, Kenneth

    Steinberg, Eric

  • Start Date: 20150202
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160202
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38997

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01552192
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 26830, 135049
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2015 1:00AM