Evaluation of the Service Performance of Bridge Components

This study was initiated to provide review of common bridges to determine the performance of their components. Seven bridge types were selected that constituted 85% of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) bridge inventory. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KTC) researchers inspected 319 bridges. Common details/components were identified and evaluated including features of interest to the KYTC Study Advisory Committee. In addition to those findings, KTC researchers evaluated KYTC National Bridge Inventory reports and maintenance needs forms for the same bridges. Design modifications/material changes were recommended to improve performance of new bridges. Additionally, remedial measures were identified that would enhance the durability of existing bridges. Recommendations were also provided that would permit a more proactive approach to bridge maintenance activities.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hopwood II, Theodore
    • Brown, Robert
  • Publication Date: 2004-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 116p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-04-20/SPR-179-98-1F
  • Contract Numbers: KYSPR-98-179
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2005 11:24AM