Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek

Research Project

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Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators: Brent Phares, 515-294-5879, bphares@iastate.edu (project list), Iowa State University

Co-principal investigators:

Project status

Completed

Start date: 01/15/12
End date: 09/30/17

Publications

Report: September 2017, Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek 8.95 mb (*pdf)

Related publications: Evaluation of the Buchanan County IBRD Bridge on Victor Avenue over Prairie Creek 2.19 mb *pdf September 2017

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Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): FHWA Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program
Iowa Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract:

With the assistance of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and three centers at the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University, Buchanan County, Iowa was awarded a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) Program grant to help construct and evaluate a replacement bridge that used innovative concepts to increase the bridge’s durability, while also striving to construct the bridge without the use of a traditional overhead crane, making the bridge system an attractive alternative for county workforces and minimizing disruption to the traveling public.

The innovative concepts utilized for this bridge included geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) abutments, high-performance concrete (HPC) with lightweight fine aggregates (LWFAs) for internal curing, and a cast-on-site concrete box-beam superstructure.

Conclusions from the project included the following:

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