Implementation Evaluation of the Rustic Road Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System

Deficient small bridges are a significant concern for the nation’s transportation infrastructure, so advancing the implementation of time- and money-saving technology is essential to maintaining a “state of good repair.” Geosynthetic-reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS) technology has the potential to introduce significant time and cost savings on small bridge replacements by removing the need for driven piles. Unfamiliarity with the technical performance and construction operations has impeded implementation. The goal of this project is to advance the implementation of the technology by evaluating the construction and early service life performance of the Rustic Road GRS-IBS, which was constructed in early 2015, in Boone County, Missouri. This detailed case study was coordinated with the results of a concurrent Midwest Transportation Center effort also focused on advancing implementation of these types of bridge systems.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $69998.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boeckmann, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20150901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171030
  • Actual Completion Date: 20171101

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01594549
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2016 4:35PM