Experimental Feature Performance Report for A-Jacks and Aquawrap

This is a performance evaluation report for A-Jacks, an articulated concrete block designed to protect bridge elements exposed to the river scouring forces, and for Aquawrap, a glass fiber reinforced polymer designed to protect and strengthen bridge elements. The materials and methods were installed more than five years ago to protect the Colorado River Bridge at Moab, Utah and the Green River Bridge at Green River, Utah from further scour and abrasion damage. The uses of proprietary materials were allowed as an “Experimental Feature” in accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Guidelines. This report includes the description of performance measures, data acquisition, data, data analysis, conclusions and recommendations. According to the Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, who correlated the performance review of the experimental features in this report, both A-Jacks and Aquawrap performed well and are recommended for use according to manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines and for the intended uses.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Title on Cover: A-Jacks and Aquawrap Installations in Utah.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Utah Department of Transportation

    Research and Development Division, 4501 South 2700 West, P.O. Box 148410
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84119-8410
  • Authors:
    • Burns, Kelly
    • Andrews, Jessica
    • Fazio, Michael
  • Publication Date: 2009-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UT-09.19
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2010 3:27PM