Testing, Monitoring and Analysis of FRP Girder Bridge with Concrete Deck

Based on successful testing and supporting research conducted by the University of Maine (UMaine) on a new, hybrid FRP-concrete girder, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) has proposed construction of a demonstration bridge using this technology in Hampden, Maine in the summer of 2019. This bridge will be designed in partnership with Advanced Infrastructure Technologies of Orono, Maine. Our prior experience indicates that first-time construction of a new bridge technology invariably brings to light construction challenges and highlights unanticipated design challenges. This project provides a one-time opportunity to monitor and assess performance of a novel in-service composite bridge. Data gathered from the testing, monitoring and advanced analyses proposed as part of this research will help drive acceptance of this novel FRP girder bridge system.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $161474
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Maine, Orono

    103 Boardman Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    103 Boardman Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469
  • Principal Investigators:

    Davids, Bill

    Dagher, Habib

  • Start Date: 20190301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210501
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698701
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2019 9:23AM