Center for the Aging Infrastructure: Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training and Education Engineering Center - SBRITE

The objective is to develop the Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Education Engineering Center (S-BRITE) focused on existing steel highway bridges. This National Center will be the first of its kind and will become the leading education, training, research, and engineering center related to all aspects affecting the existing aging steel bridge and structure inventory. Although the Center will be focused on highway bridges, it will also support stakeholders of steel railroad bridges as well as steel ancillary structures, such as lighting towers and sign supports. The Center will contribute to improved asset management decisions for Departments of Transportation's (DOTs,) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and other partners relative to existing steel bridge inventory. This impact will be realized by ensuring existence of the following: (1) High quality inspection data; (2) Advanced predictive models; (3) Improved management decisions; and (4) Timely and effective execution. This will be accomplished by providing solutions to the following: (a) inspection reliability issues; (b) inadequate technical expertise; (c) training and education opportunities for students and professionals; and (d) short-term and long-term research needs. Once the center is successfully operational, other materials and systems, such as concrete, prestressed, and post-tensioned structures may be added.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    South Dakota Department of Transportation

    700 East Broadway Avenue
    Pierre, SD  United States  57501

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Kansas Department of Transportation

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

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Indiana Department of Transportation

    Indiana Government Center North
    100 North Senate Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204-2249

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  United States  53707

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Van Wagoner Building
    425 W. Ottawa Street
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909
  • Project Managers:

    Nantung, Tommy

  • Start Date: 20130510
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210510
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42245

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01567112
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(281)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2015 1:01AM