Using LIDAR for Bridge Clearance Heights

Overpass clearances can vary from lane to lane and can be very difficult to measure due to traffic. These clearances also change over time with resurfacing projects. Therefore, an up‐to‐date clearance height of overpass structures above Kentucky’s interstates, parkways, and AAA routes is needed. The objectives of this research are to: (1) Identify best practices for obtaining bridge clearances heights using LiDAR technology. (2) Identify best practices for processing LiDAR data to provide bridge clearances heights and identify accuracies of the technology. (3) Develop a best practice platform to deliver and warehouse bridge clearance heights. (4) Identify pilot area to deploy equipment/technology (i.e., Interstate route/routes, Districts, counties). (5) Deliver project data that can be best used by multiple users/divisions within KYTC.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $450000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 16‐521

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      501 High Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Managing Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      501 High Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rister, Brad

    • Start Date: 20150701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development
    • Subprogram: safety in bridges

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01675050
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 16‐521
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 17 2018 12:22PM