ULTIMATE LOAD BEHAVIOR OF FULL-SCALE HIGHWAY TRUSS BRIDGES

As a result of the construction of the Saylorville Dam and Reservoir on the Des Moines River, six highway bridges crossing the river were scheduled for removal. One of these, an old pin-connected, high-truss, single-lane bridge, was selected for a comprehensive testing program which included ultimate load tests, service load tests, and a supplementary test program. A second bridge was used for a limited service load test program. The results of the research are detailed in two interim reports. The first interim report outlines the ultimate load tests and the second interim report details the results of the service load and supplementary test program. This report presents a summary of these findings along with recommendations for implementation of the findings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Iowa State Dept. of Transportation, Ames. See also reported dated May, 75, PB-244704.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Engineering Experiment Station
    Ames, IA  United States  50011

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Authors:
    • Sanders Jr, W W
    • Elleby, H A
    • Klaiber, F W
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISU-ERI-Ames-76035 Summ. Rpt., FHWA/IA-75-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM