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Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

Madison County Bridge Evaluation


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Project status


Start date: 03/01/06
End date: 09/30/08


Report: Precast Concrete Elements for Accelerated Bridge Construction Volume 2 (5.26 mb pdf) February 2009



About the research


With the assistance of the Iowa DOT and Iowa State Bridge Engineering Center (BEC), Madison County will construct a single span bridge using rapid construction techniques. The BEC will conduct field monitoring on the bridge to help assess the behavior of individual elements during construction, the long-term performance of the individual components, and long-term performance and overall behavior of the completed bridge.