The development, installation, and use of a remote electronic data gathering and storing system is described in detail. The system automatically gathered thermal data and joint displacement data from two specially instrumented highway bridges for a period of one year. The bridges were selected on the basis that they typified many highway bridges used in the New Jersey State and Interstate highway system, having steel superstructures, and reinforced concrete decks, and being of simple span, composite design. In general, the data system worked quite well with minimal interruption or data loss, thereby obtained a continuous, multi- seasonal close look at the thermal and displacement behavior of skewed and non-skewed bridges. Data analysis and conclusions drawn thereform are included in a separate report titled, "The Relationship of Environmental Parameters to Displacement Responses of Highway Bridges". /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

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


  • Authors:
    • Cosaboom, B
    • Fuca, T
    • Kozlov, G S
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76-S0529 Supplement, FCP 45J1074
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM