Research In Progress - Bridge Strike Detection and Reporting - HR-4002

(2023) Research In Progress - Bridge Strike Detection and Reporting - HR-4002. Transportation, Department of

Iowa DOT Research in Progress - HR-4002 - v2 - Final.pdf

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When a vehicle hauling an oversized load strikes a bridge, it can cause significant damage and decrease the bridge’s life expectancy. Drivers often don’t stop or report the incident, leaving transportation authorities unaware of the damage and repairs to be paid at taxpayers’ expense. To combat the problem and ensure strikes are paid for by the offender, Iowa DOT is piloting a first-in-the-nation research project to detect bridge strikes in real time and match the data with vehicle records.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Concrete Bridges; Structural Damage; vehicular collisions; vulnerability assessment
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 45619
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Research
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2023 13:01
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 13:01