The report describes the preparation and initial field testing of highway bridges in Indiana. The ultimate objectives of the study are the establishment and implementation of a practical bridge design technique which will directly regulate the dynamic response characteristics of bridge structures and the establishment of a reasonable set of design criteria for human tolerance to bridge motions. A representative sample of 60 bridges in Indiana were selected from a master computer file. The effects of a standard test vehicle in addition to the typical traffic loading were measured using accelerometers and reflection gauges. A survey of human response to the motion was conducted in conjunction with the testing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana State Highway Commission

    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lipkey, J F
    • Chuck, F C
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136883
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt., FHWA/IN-75/1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM