Feasibility Study of Dynamic Overload and Ultimate Load Tests of Full-Scale Highway Bridges, HR-160, 1973

(1973) Feasibility Study of Dynamic Overload and Ultimate Load Tests of Full-Scale Highway Bridges, HR-160, 1973. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

As a result of the construction of the Saylorville Dam and Reservoir on the Des Moines River, six highway bridges are scheduled for removal. Five of these are old high-truss single-lane bridges, each bridge having several simple spans. The other bridge is a fairly modern (1955) double 4-span continuous beam-and-slab composite highway bridge. The availability of these bridges affords an unusual opportunity for study of the behavior of full-scale bridges. Because of the magnitude of the potential testing program, a feasibility study was initiated and the results are presented in this two-part final report. Part I summarizes the findings and Part II presents the supporting detailed information.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Bridge decks, Fatigue tests, Highway bridges, Load tests, Long span bridges, Static and dynamic tests, Truss bridges
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 17306
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 01 Jul 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 18:53
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17306