BR27568 – Experimental Shear Capacity Comparison Between Repaired and Unrepaired Girder Ends

Over time, the southbound exterior girder ends on each side of Pier 4 and Pier 26 of Bridge 27568 suffered significant corrosion damage that exposed transverse reinforcement, prestressing strands in the exterior side of the bottom flange and the sole plate anchorages. The girder ends were repaired in 2013 by encasing supplementary steel reinforcement in shotcrete over a 4 ft. length of the girder. The two repaired girders and two companion girders, removed when the bridge was replaced in 2017, were brought to the University of Minnesota and tested to failure in shear to determine the effectiveness of the repair. The laboratory testing showed that the repair was able to return the girders with significant corrosion damage to the strength of the companion girders, indicating that the repair was effective.

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    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- Engineering
    500 Pillsbury Drive SE
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Minnesota Local Road Research Board
    Research Services & Library, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, MS 330
    St. Paul, MN  United States  55155-1899
  • Authors:
    • Shield, Carol
    • Bergson, Paul
  • Publication Date: 2018-2


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144p

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  • Accession Number: 01667138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MN/RC 2018-07
  • Contract Numbers: (c) 1003325 (wo) 19
  • Created Date: Mar 27 2018 12:23PM