Demonstration of Load Rating Capabilities through Physical Load Testing (4 vol), RB32-013, 2013

(2013) Demonstration of Load Rating Capabilities through Physical Load Testing (4 vol), RB32-013, 2013. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The objective of this work, Pilot Project - Demonstration of Capabilities and Benefits of Bridge Load Rating through Physical Testing, was to demonstrate the capabilities for load testing and rating bridges in Iowa, study the economic benefit of performing such testing, and perform outreach to local, state, and national engineers on the topic of bridge load testing and rating. The three final reports document one each of three bridges inspected, load tested, and load rated as part of the project. The bridges include the Sioux County Bridge (FHWA #308730), the Ida County Bridge (FHWA #186070), and the Johnson County Bridge (FHWA #205750). Actions included testing procedures and performance of the bridge under static loading along with the calculated load rating from the field-calibrated analytical model. A Tech Transfer Summary provides overall information about the project.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: agricultural traffic routes, agriculture, bridge, bridge capacities, bridge loads, bridge rating, Ida County, Johnson county, load restrictions, load testing, rural bridges, rural roads, Sioux County, superloads
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 14920
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2013 18:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 18:44
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14920