Air-Launched GPR Evaluation for Rapid Assessment of MoDOT Bridge Decks

The overarching goal of this study is to demonstrate that advanced nondestructive testing/evaluation (NDT/NDE) techniques can be rapidly, effectively, and economically implemented as part of routine Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bridge deck surveys to determine the general condition of bridge decks. This study extends the work of a separate study (Nondestructive Evaluation of MoDOT Bridge Decks - Pilot Study, MoDOT Award TRyy1308) focused on NDT/NDE techniques for comprehensive bridge deck assessment. It is envisioned that the condition assessment conducted in the present study will be utilized as reconnaissance to identify and rank those bridges requiring a more detailed investigation, which will enable MoDOT to optimize the use of resources and reduce the cost of bridge deck evaluation. Results of this study will be used to evaluate the feasibility of a large scale, long-term program (multi-year, routine basis) that incorporates NDE techniques into MoDOT bridge deck surveys for the purpose of reducing cost on assessment and maintenance of bridge decks.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety/NUTC program

    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    220 Engineering Research Lab
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sneed, Lesley
    • Anderson, Neil
  • Publication Date: 2014-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUTC R369, Project #00044329
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2014 1:09PM