Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed with Ultra High Performance Concrete Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed with Ultra High Performance Concrete Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed with Ultra High Performance Concrete

Research Project

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Evaluation of a Bridge Constructed with Ultra High Performance Concrete

Crane is moving a concrete, pi-shaped girder

Maneuvering a Pi girder into place

Pi girders in position on bridge

Pi girders in place, Buchanan County, Iowa

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator: Brent Phares, 515-294-5879, bphares@iastate.edu (project list)

Co-principal investigators:

Project status

In progress

Start date: 09/01/06
End date: 08/30/10

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):Buchanan County, Iowa

About the research

Research objective: With the assistance of the Iowa DOT and the Bridge Engineering Center, Buchanan County will construct a bridge made of ultra high performance concrete. The BEC will assess the behavior of the individual elements during construction, their long-term performance, and the long-term performance and overall behavior of the completed bridge. This project directly addresses the FHWA's Innovative Bridge Research and Construction program's goal of demonstrating and documenting the effectiveness of innovative materials and construction techniques for for new bridge structures.

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