Synthesis: Bridge Deck Drains

Bridge deck drains continue to be a problem for bridge maintenance. Infrequent drain cleaning causes deck drains to clog with debris. Drain pipes in Texas tend to be embedded within the bent caps and columns, creating difficulty in maintaining their proper function through cleaning and flushing. A synthesis is needed to give guidance to TxDOT for the implementation of improved deck drainage systems. The research team will conduct a synthesis of national research and in use bridge structures within the US and/or internationally. The synthesis study will target criteria for the selection of drain type and materials as well as pipe materials, placement of pipe within or external to the bridge structure, as well as deck drain configuration.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $49,994
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7092

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Adediwura, Jade

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at Arlington

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shahandashti, Mohsen

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Bridge decks; Drains
  • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Hydraulics and Hydrology;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01766375
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7092
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2021 5:17PM