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Evaluation of a Steel Girder Bridge Strengthened Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates


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Start date: 09/01/02
End date: 08/31/05


Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: The recent development of high performance materials like fiber reinforced polymers provide the potential to rehabilitate steel girder bridges in a cost effective manner. This project will strengthen one bridge and document and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.