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

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

START DATE

03/01/03

END DATE

02/28/06

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, BEC, CTRE
SPONSORS

City of Bettendorf, Iowa

Researchers
Principal Investigator
Terry Wipf

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
F.S. Fanous

Faculty Affiliate

Co-Principal Investigator
Brent Phares

Bridge Research Engineer, BEC

About the research

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.

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