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U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation
OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Development of a Combined Structural and Environmental Loading Facility for the Determination of the Long-Term Performance of Bridge Decks

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-07-0042
Project Abstract:

The deterioration of bridge decks is of significant concern to Department of Transportations (DOTs) around the country. Many factors, both structural and environmental, play a role in this deterioration. Studies have been completed that focus on monitoring the in-service behavior of concrete bridge decks, but this type of research is limited in its ability to control the loads applied to the structure. This research program is focused on constructing a controlled facility wherein full-scale truck loadings and full-range environmental loadings can be simultaneously and continuously applied to bridge decks. Through this facility, researchers will be able to quantify the variables that have the greatest impact on the service life of the bridge.

Research HUB ID:
2411
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$0.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Structures

Contact Information

First Name:
Benjamin
Middle Initial:
A
Last Name:
Graybeal
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3122
Email Address:
Team:
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-40

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact