Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge

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Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge

The Saylorville Reservoir Bridge has five sections

The Saylorville Reservoir Bridge has five sections with five spans per section

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators: Travis Hosteng, 515-294-7197, kickhos@iastate.edu (project list)

Project status

Completed

Start date: 01/01/11
End date: 08/31/12

Publications

Report: September 2012, Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge 1.84 mb (*pdf)

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Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): Iowa Department of Transportation
Midwest Transportation Consortium
U.S. DOT RITA

About the research

Abstract:

The objective of this research is to collect structural performance data (strains, accelerations, etc.) and environmental data (wind speed, direction, etc.) on the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge near Polk City, Iowa for the purpose of developing a self-contained/reporting safety information management system to alert bridge engineers, and more importantly, the public, of high wind events and direct/divert traffic to an alternate route should conditions for bridge passage be unsafe based on the collected data.

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