The superstructure and instrumentation designs of a three-span bridge are presented in this report. The three spans include a precast box-girder bridge, a precast deck on steel girder and a precast deck on concrete girder. They were designed to compare the performance of various bridge decks reinforced with fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) through field instrumentations. A wireless monitoring system was designed to facilitate the collection of field data after the completion of bridge construction. The collected data will allow the study of FRP bars and stay-in-place FRP grid systems.
D. Yan et al., "Design, Construction and Load Testing of the Bridge on Arnault Branch, Washington County, Missouri using Innovative Technologies," Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety/UTC program, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Feb 2010.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
United States. Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
Keywords and Phrases
Bridge design; concrete deck; GFRP bars; bridge instrumentation
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01 Feb 2010