Bridge condition rating data modeling using deep learning algorithm

This paper presents a deep learning-based bridge condition rating data modeling approach using selected data from the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database. The objective of this research is to develop a data-driven approach that enables prediction of future conditions of highway bridge components from historical inspection data. The problem is solved by training a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) model with online available NBI data. One prominent feature of the CNN model is that if well-trained it can represent the high dimensional data in the dataset abstractions for which conventional mathematical models may be difficult to describe. A case study of Maryland and Delaware highway bridges using historical data (1992–2017) sourced from the NBI database has been performed to demonstrate the proposed method. CNN models for three primary components of these highway bridges including the deck, superstructure, and substructure have been established. Optimization of model parameters is achieved through a parametric study. Research findings suggest that the deep learning model offers a promising tool as a data-driven condition forecasting approach for bridge components with a demonstrated prediction accuracy over 85%.


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  • Accession Number: 01747284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2020 3:01PM