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Nov 30, 2018 Laboratory and Field Evaluation of an Alternative UHPC Mix and an Associated UHPC Bridge
Jun 30, 2018 Cost-Competitive Timber Bridge Designs for Long-Term Performance
Jun 15, 2018 Buchanan County Smart Timber GRS Abutment Bridge
Feb 28, 2018 Assessing Bridge Characteristics for Use and Importance as Roosting Habitats for Bats
Dec 31, 2017 Investigation into Shrinkage of High Performance Concrete Used for Iowa Bridge Decks and Overlays - Phase II Shrinkage Control and Field Investigation
Dec 31, 2017 Testing, Performance Evaluation, and Documentation of the Little Silver Creek Bridge: An Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Project using Accelerated Bridge Construction
Sep 30, 2017 Synthesis on the Use of Accelerated Bridge Construction Approaches for Bridge Rehabilitation
Jun 30, 2017 Laboratory and Field Evaluation of a Composite Glue-Laminated Girder to Deck Connection
Jun 30, 2017 Improved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges-Phase II
Jun 30, 2017 Development of a Structural Health Monitoring System to Evaluate Structural Capacity and Estimate Remaining Service Life for Bridges
Apr 30, 2017 Investigation of Glulam Girder Bridges with Composite Prefabricated Decks
Apr 30, 2017 Validation Study for Detection and Quantification of Corrosion in Bridge Barrier Rails
Dec 31, 2016 Evaluation of the Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek (Buchanan County IBRD Bridge Project)
Dec 31, 2016 Effect of Wind-Induced Unsteady Vortex Shedding, Diurnal Temperature Changes, and Transit Conditions on Truss Structures Supporting Large Highway Signs
Dec 31, 2016 Context Sensitive Designs: Testing of Multi-Performance Level Box Beam Standards
Dec 29, 2016 LRFD Minimum Flexural Reinforcement Requirements
Nov 04, 2016 NCHRP Connection Details of Adjacent Precast Concrete Box Beam Bridges
Sep 30, 2016 Condition-Based Maintenance and Management of Aging Transportation Infrastructure
Jul 31, 2016 Investigation and Evaluation of the Iowa Department of Transportation Bridge Deck Epoxy Injection Process
Jun 30, 2016 Investigation of the Causes of Transverse Bridge Deck Cracking
Jun 30, 2016 Economic Impact of Multi-Span, Pre-Stressed Concrete Girder Bridges Designed as Simple Span versus Continuous Span
Jun 30, 2016 Evaluation and Testing of a Lightweight Fine Aggregate Concrete Bridge Deck in Buchanan County, Iowa
Jun 30, 2016 Verification of LRFD Resistance Factors for Drilled Shafts Using Field Tests
May 31, 2016 Risk-Based Bridge Management: A Methodology to Assess and Incorporate Risk in Decision-Making
May 31, 2016 Design and Performance Verification of a Bridge Column/Footing/Pile System for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
May 31, 2016 Study of the Impacts of Implements of Husbandry on Iowa Bridges
Apr 30, 2016 Test Methods for LRFD Resistance Factors of Drilled Shafts
Apr 30, 2016 Development of Rural Road Bridge Weigh-in-Motion System to Assess Weight and Configuration of Farm to Market Vehicles
Mar 31, 2016 Investigation of the Effect of Speed on Dynamic Impact Factor for Bridges with Different Entrance Conditions
Mar 30, 2016 Integration of Structural Health Monitoring into Mulitlayer Statewide Bridge Maintenance and Management Practices
Feb 16, 2016 Evaluation of Performance of Innovative Bridges in Wisconsin
Jan 31, 2016 Investigation of Techniques for Accelerating the Construction of Bridge Deck Overlays
Jan 31, 2016 Polymer Concrete Overlay Evaluation
Jan 31, 2016 Investigation of the Impact of Dual Lane Axle Spacing on Lateral Load Distribution
Dec 31, 2015 Upgrading Bridge Rails on Low Volume Roads in Iowa
Dec 31, 2015 Laboratory Investigation of Bridge Strip Seal Joint Termination Details
Dec 31, 2015 Autonomous Sensing Skin for Detection and Localization of Fatigue Cracks
Dec 31, 2015 Investigation of the High Strength Bolt Tightening Verification Techniques
Dec 31, 2015 Connection Details and Field Implementation of UHPC Piles - Phase II
Dec 31, 2015 Terrestrial Laser Scanning-Based Bridge Structural Condition Assessment
Sep 30, 2015 Development of Cost-Effective Timber Bridge Repair Techniques for Minnesota
Aug 31, 2015 Development of a Smart Timber Bridge-Phase V: Development of a Vehicle Characterization
Jun 30, 2015 Extended Life Concrete Bridge Decks Utilizing Improved Internal Curing to Reduce Cracking
Feb 12, 2015 Performance and Design of Bridge Approach Panels in Wisconsin
Jan 31, 2015 Development of a Smart Timber Bridge-Development of Data Processing Techniques for Determining Changes in Structural Stiffness
Jun 30, 2014 Work Plan for the Bridge Center and Bridge Engineer Program FY2014-Dynamic Sensor
Jun 30, 2014 An Investigation of a Suitable Shear Friction Interface between UHPC and Normal Strength Concrete for Bridge Deck Applications
May 31, 2014 SEISMIC: Development and Verification of Concrete Models for Pier Walls and Hollow Columns
Mar 31, 2014 Static Load Test of a Steel Pile at a Sand Site for Adopting a Higher Resistance Factor
Dec 31, 2012 Performance of Lightweight Foam Concrete Fill and Post-Grouted Drilled Shafts in Broadway Viaduct Replacement


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