Rehabilitation of Longitudinal Joints in Double-Tee Bridge Girders

Currently, there are hundreds of double tee bridges on South Dakota highways that were built using the standard joint detailing. Based on observed field performance and test results, those bridges may be deteriorating at a fast rate and their useful lifespan may be much shorter than the expected 50 - 75 years. While new bridges can be built using the proposed joint detailing developed under project SD2013-01, replacing the currently existing deficient bridges would be cost-prohibitive. Therefore, a cost-effective retrofit to upgrade the joints of existing bridges would be an attractive alternative to replacing deficient bridges and extending the life span of existing bridges.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $160000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    South Dakota State University
    Brookings, SD  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wehbe, Nadim

  • Start Date: 20150819
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190917
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-500

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579739
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2015 5:27PM