Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

01/01/11

END DATE

08/31/12

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE, MTC
SPONSORS

Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Travis Hosteng

Co-Director, NCWTS

About the research

The objective of this research is to collect structural performance data (strains, accelerations, etc.) and environmental data (wind speed, direction, etc.) on the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge near Polk City, Iowa for the purpose of developing a self-contained/reporting safety information management system to alert bridge engineers, and more importantly, the public, of high wind events and direct/divert traffic to an alternate route should conditions for bridge passage be unsafe based on the collected data.


Funding Sources:
Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA

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