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Evaluation of a Three-Span, Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridge Constructed with FRP Components

Researcher(s)

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Project status

Completed

Start date: 03/01/03
End date: 02/28/06

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): City of Bettendorf, Iowa

About the research

Abstract:

The accelerated deterioration of steel and concrete bridges has caused significant problems in the management and maintenance of the highway infrastructure. To date there have been relatively few in-service vehicular bridges constructed and monitored. While the potential exists for durable bridges to be built from FRP, their performance can only be evaluated through a series of monitoring programs. This proposal to the City of Bettendorf is to allow the transfer of the monitoring/evaluation portion of the IBRC Program funding to Iowa State University to perform these tasks.