Construction and Evaluation of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge Constructed Using Ultra High-Performance Concrete

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

PROJECT NUMBER

May-49

START DATE

02/01/05

END DATE

10/31/08

FOCUS AREAS

Infrastructure

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

About the research

The three overall objectives of the project are as follows. 1) To advance the state-of-the-art in concrete bridge construction technology by designing and constructing the first ultra high performance concrete bridge in the US in Wapello County, Iowa. 2) To develop experience in Iowa in the design and construction of bridges using advanced materials by using Iowa engineers and companies where possible. 3) To develop recommended design procedures for the shear design of ultra high-performance concrete beams.

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