Live Load Rating of Cast-In-Place Concrete Box Culverts in Louisiana

The objective of this study is to assess live load effects on cast-in-place concrete box culverts. Field load testing of the culverts selected by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) will be conducted after instrumenting to monitor their response. Understanding the response of the culverts will provide insight as to how the live loads are actually distributed as well as the actual rigidity of the box corner connections.