Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed with Ultra High Performance Concrete

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

09/01/06

END DATE

12/31/10

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE
SPONSORS

Buchanan County, Iowa
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Highway Research Board

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Terry Wipf

Faculty Affiliate

Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

Co-Principal Investigator
F.S. Fanous

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Matt Rouse

Bridge Research Specialist, BEC

About the research

With the assistance of the Iowa DOT and the Bridge Engineering Center, Buchanan County will construct a bridge made of ultra high performance concrete. The BEC will assess the behavior of the individual elements during construction, their long-term performance, and the long-term performance and overall behavior of the completed bridge. This project directly addresses the FHWA’s Innovative Bridge Research and Construction program’s goal of demonstrating and documenting the effectiveness of innovative materials and construction techniques for for new bridge structures.

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