Evaluation of Cost / Benefits of Standardization of Secondary Route Bridges

The objectives of this research are to: (1) Evaluate the complete life cycle and network costs of various alternative single span bridge designs suitable for secondary roads in Michigan. (2) Determine the most feasible and cost effective designs, considering constructability, long term serviceability, maintenance, and other important performance metrics. (3) Develop standard plans and specifications for design and construction of these optimal structures. (4) Educate potential bridge owners and their design and construction partners on the benefits of the developed bridge plans and how to implement them.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $236,472
    • Contract Numbers:

      2016-0070 Z1


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Murray Van Wagoner Building
      425 West Ottawa, P.O. Box 30050
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Project Managers:

      Cooper, Keith

    • Performing Organizations:

      Wayne State University

      Civil and Environmental Engineering
      5050 Anthony Wayne Drive
      Detroit, MI  United States  48202
    • Principal Investigators:

      Eamon, Christopher

    • Start Date: 20160301
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01594404
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 2016-0070 Z1, OR15-182
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 23 2016 2:41PM