Bridges (structures)

Documents below are in PDF format unless otherwise noted.

Research in progress

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationExpected end date
0092-14-01
WHRP
Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders Project details

November 2015
TPF-5(232)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on BridgesPooled fund web site
May 2015
0092-13-06
WHRP
Development and Implementation of the Next Generation Bridge Management System for Wisconsin - Phase 1 Project details

March 2015
0092-12-06
WHRP
Evaluation of Thin Polymer Deck Overlays and Deck SealersProject details

February 2015
0092-13-05
WHRP
Aesthetic Coatings for Concrete Bridge ComponentsProject details

November 2014

Completed research

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationEnd date
0092-11-07
WHRP
Aesthetic Coatings for Bridge ComponentsProject brief (227 KB)
Final report (6.1 MB)

November 2013
0092-09-07
WHRP
Fatigue Risks in the Connection of Sign Support Structures: Phase IIProject brief (296 KB)
Final report (4.7 MB)

May 2013
0092-11-08
WHRP
Rapid Repair and Strengthening of Bridge SubstructuresProject brief (284 KB)
Final report (18.1 MB)

April 2013
WI-03-12
Materials Management Section
Evaluation of the Ontario Empirical Method for Design of Composite Bridge Deck Slab ReinforcementFinal report (158 KB)

June 2012
FEP-04-12
Materials Management Section
Experimental Use of Type K Cement Concrete in Wisconsin Highway Bridge DecksFinal report (181 KB)

June 2012
WI-02-12
Materials Management Section
An Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays and HMA Bridge Deck Overlays with Waterproof MembranesFinal report (196 KB)

March 2012
0092-10-13
WHRP
Development of a Bridge Construction Live Load Analysis GuideProject brief (758 KB)
Final report (9.1 MB)

December 2011
0092-09-04
WHRP
Evaluation of Constructed, Cast-in-Place (CIP) Piling PropertiesProject brief (761 KB)
Final report, part 1 (19.6 MB)
Final report, part 2 (25.3 MB)

December 2011
0092-04-15
WHRP
Bridge Integrated Analysis and Decision Support: Case Histories Phase IIFinal report - phase 1 (3.6 MB)
Project brief (794 KB)
Final report - phase 2 (4.3 MB)

October 2011
0092-10-12
WHRP
Finite Element Analysis of Deep Wide-Flanged Prestressed GirdersProject brief (767 KB)
Final report (9.5 MB)

October 2011
0092-07-08
WHRP
Rapid Bridge Construction Technology: Precast Elements for SubstructuresFinal report (3.8 MB)
Research brief (1.3 MB)

June 2011
0092-07-09
WHRP
Monitoring and Load Distribution Study for the Land BridgeResearch Brief (435 KB)
Final Report (11 MB)

November 2010
FEP-06-10
Materials Management Section
Exodermic Bridge Deck Performance EvaluationFinal report (1.1 MB)

July 2010
0092-05-02
WHRP
In-Situ Monitoring and Testing of IBRC Bridges in WisconsinFinal Report (11.8 MB)
Research Brief (437 KB)

June 2010
0092-09-06
WHRP
Concrete Cracking in New Bridge Decks and OverlaysProject brief (979 KB)
Final report (13.1 MB)

April 2010
0092-05-03
WHRP
Electronic Automation of LRFD Design ProgramsProject brief (859 KB)
Final report (531 KB)

January 2010
0092-06-06
WHRP
Evaluation of Methods of Rebar Protection, Spall Prevention and Repair Techniques on Concrete Girders Project brief (825 KB)
Final report (20.2 MB)

November 2009
0092-08-15
WHRP
Analysis of Permit Vehicle Loads in Wisconsin Project brief (612 KB)
Final report (9.4 MB)

September 2009
TPF-5(115)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
Blast Testing of Full-Scale, Precast, Prestressed Concrete Girder BridgesPooled fund web site
January 2009
0092-08-13
WHRP
Friction Coefficients for Stainless Steel (PTFE) Teflon Bearings Project brief (861 KB)
Final report (6.1 MB)

January 2009
0092-07-07
WHRP
Evaluation of Fiberglass Wrapped Concrete Bridge ColumnsProject brief (759 KB)
Final report (4.7 MB)

December 2008
0092-07-20/TPF-5(036)
Transportation Pooled Fund Program
A Systematic Process for Using Federal Aid to Support Bridge Preventive MaintenanceFinal Report (1011 KB)
Pooled fund web site
Project web site


November 2008
0092-08-14
WHRP
Fatigue Risks in the Connection of Sign Support Structures: Phase IProject brief (534 KB)
Final report (7.2 MB)

October 2008
0092-06-07
WHRP
Specification and Design of Fiber Reinforced Bridge Deck Forms for Use on Wide Flange T-Girders Project details
Research Brief (309 KB)
Final Report (3.3 MB)

October 2007
0092-04-13
WHRP
Reducing Shrinkage Cracking of Structural Concrete Through the Use of AdmixturesProject details
Research Brief (334 KB)
Final Report (1.6 MB)

April 2006
0092-03-09
WHRP
Evaluation of Concrete Deck and Crack SealersProject details
Research Brief (295 KB)
Final Report (1.7 MB)

December 2005
0092-00-15
WHRP
Non-Destructive Testing of Highway Bridge Structures for Purposes of Structure EvaluationProject details
Research Brief (271 KB)
Final Report (1.4 MB)

May 2005
0092-01-06
WHRP
Rehabilitation Techniques for Concrete BridgesProject details
Research Brief (378 KB)
Final report (26.1 MB)

March 2005
0092-04-14
WHRP
Health Monitoring of Bridge Structures and Components Using Smart-Structure TechnologyProject details
Research Brief (222 KB)
Final Report Vol. 1 (567 KB)
Final Report Vol. 2 (3.9 MB)

January 2005
0092-00-16
WHRP
Structural Analysis of Sign and Luminaire Support StructuresProject details
Research Brief (470 KB)
Final Report (6 MB)

March 2004
0092-03-10
WHRP
Integrated Field and Office Tools for Bridge Management Project details
Research Brief (378 KB)
Final Report (1.3 MB)

January 2004
0092-02-14b
WHRP
Rapid Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete BridgesProject details
Research Brief (541 KB)
Final Report (4.8 MB)

October 2003
0092-45-19
Policy Research Program
Design & Prototype: Automated Routing & Evaluation of Bridge Restrictions for Oversize/Overweight PermittingFinal Report (1.2 MB)
Implementation Plan (29 KB)
Research Brief (290 KB)

May 2002
0092-00-17
WHRP
Assessment and Rehabilitation Strategies/Guidelines to Maximize the Service Life of Concrete StructuresResearch Brief (162 KB)
Final Report (491 KB)

February 2002

Research implementation activity

Project ID and
program
TitleFor more informationEnd date
0092-08-36
WHRP
Implementation of Evaluation of Bridge Deck Crack Sealers - Phase IIProject details
Final Report (781 KB)

March 2009
0092-07-22
WHRP
Implementation Project for Bridge Deck Crack Sealers Project details

July 2008
0092-06-08
WHRP
Implementation of Rehabilitation Techniques for Concrete BridgesProject details

August 2007

Transportation Synthesis Reports

TitlePublication date
Bridge Removal Plan Requirements (176 KB)April 2011
Effect of Heat Straightening on Girders Subjected to Multiple Repairs (118 KB)December 2009
Pile/Footing Connections: A Survey of State Practice (116 KB)March 2009
Structures Research Partnership Opportunities (102 KB)November 2007
Control of Roosting Birds on Transportation Structures (103 KB)April 2007
Bridge Deck Surface Treatment Practices Of Five Midwest State DOTs (94 KB)November 2006
Bridge Approach Slab Sealing and Abutment Backfilling (6.1 MB)March 2005
Bridge Drainage Practices (68 KB)January 2005

Transportation Literature Searches

TitlePublication date
Effects of Jackhammer Weight on Bridge Deck Preparation Prior to Overlay (266 KB)February 2011
Effects of Increasing Truck Loads on Highway Bridges (125 KB)May 2010
Using Photolog Data to Extract Measurements of Roadway and Roadside Features (161 KB)March 2010
Friction and Stainless Steel and Teflon Bearings in LRFD (40 KB)January 2007
Permit Vehicle Loads (45 KB)January 2007
Sign Support Connection Fatigue (57 KB)January 2007
Effectiveness of Fiber-Wrapping Concrete Columns for Corrosion Protection (140 KB)November 2005
Pre-Cast Bridge Substructure Elements (118 KB)November 2005