Implementation of a Long-Term Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System for a Steel Girder Bridge in the Interstate Highway System

This technical paper discusses the implementation of a long-term bridge weigh-in-motion system for use in determining gross vehicle weights of trucks crossing steel girder bridges. The system uses strain data to determine truck weights using an existing structural health monitoring system installed on a interstate highway bridge. The applied system has the advantage of not using any axle detectors in the roadway; and instead all analyses are performed using strain gauges attached directly to the steel girders, providing for a long-term monitoring system with minimal maintenance. Long-term data has been used to demonstrate that this method can be readily applied to gain important information on the quantity and weights of the trucks crossing the highway bridge.


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  • Accession Number: 01145247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2009 4:19PM