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Oct 31, 2026 Evaluation of Service Life Design of Bridges
Apr 30, 2021 Implementation of the Negative Moment Reinforcing Detail Recommendations
May 31, 2020 Evaluation, Laboratory Testing, Construction Documentation, and Field Testing/Monitoring of US 52 Overflow Bridge over Mississippi River
Mar 31, 2020 Increase Service Life at Bridge Ends through Improved Abutment and Approach Slab Details and Water Management Practices
Dec 31, 2019 Evaluation of Performance of A1010 Bridge Steel
Dec 31, 2019 Fatigue Evaluation of Reinforced and Unreinforced Hand Holes in Light Poles
Oct 31, 2019 Determination of the Forces in X-Frames in Curved Girder Bridges
Aug 31, 2019 Verification of LRFD Resistance Factors for Drilled Shafts Using Field Tests
May 31, 2019 Evaluation of Performance of a Short-Span T-Beam Bridge in Buchanan County
Jan 31, 2019 Assessing and Enhancing the Transportation Resilience for the State of Iowa
Dec 31, 2018 Partially Grouted Revetment for Low-Volume Road Bridges
Dec 31, 2018 Evaluation of the Use of Link Slabs in Bridge Projects
Nov 30, 2018 Laboratory and Field Evaluation of an Alternative UHPC Mix and an Associated UHPC Bridge
Sep 30, 2018 Investigation and Evaluation of the Iowa Department of Transportation Bridge Deck Epoxy Injection Process
Sep 30, 2018 Inspection and QA/QC for ABC Projects
Sep 30, 2018 Integral Abutment Details for ABC Projects Phase II
Sep 30, 2018 Guidelines to Establish Effective and Efficient Timelines and Incentives for ABC
Aug 31, 2018 Beam End Repair for Prestressed Concrete Beams
Aug 31, 2018 Evaluation of Alternative Abutment Piling for Low Volume Road Bridges
Aug 31, 2018 Autonomous Sensing Skin for Detection and Localization of Fatigue Cracks
Aug 31, 2018 MnDOT LRRB Cost-EffectiveTimber Bridge Designs for Long-Term Performance
Aug 31, 2018 Investigation of Exterior Girder Rotation and the Effect of Skew during Deck Placement
Jul 31, 2018 Long Term Performance of Overlays: Thin Epoxy Overlay vs. Traditional Rigid Overlay
Jun 30, 2018 Investigation of the Causes of Transverse Bridge Deck Cracking
Jun 30, 2018 Cost-Competitive Timber Bridge Designs for Long-Term Performance
Jun 30, 2018 Investigation of the Causes of Transverse Bridge Deck Cracking
Jun 30, 2018 Development of a Structural Health Monitoring System to Evaluate Structural Capacity and Estimate Remaining Service Life for Bridges
Jun 15, 2018 Buchanan County Smart Timber GRS Abutment Bridge
Apr 29, 2018 Extended Life Concrete Bridge Decks Utilizing Improved Internal Curing to Reduce Cracking
Mar 31, 2018 Laboratory and Field Evaluation of a Composite Glue-Laminated Girder to Deck Connection
Feb 28, 2018 Implementation of Structural Health Monitoring System
Feb 28, 2018 Assessing Bridge Characteristics for Use and Importance as Roosting Habitats for Bats
Feb 28, 2018 Connection Details and Field Implementation of UHPC Piles - Phase II
Feb 28, 2018 Initial Characterization of Geopolymer Based UHPC Material Properties
Feb 20, 2018 Characteristics of Decommissioned Bridges
Jan 31, 2018 Investigation of Glulam Girder Bridges with Composite Prefabricated Decks
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 Rapid Bridge Deck Joint Repair Investigation - Phase III
Dec 31, 2017 Construction of New Substructure Beneath Existing Bridges
Dec 31, 2017 Validation Study for Detection and Quantification of Corrosion in Bridge Barrier Rails
Dec 29, 2017 LRFD Minimum Flexural Reinforcement Requirements
Oct 31, 2017 Integration of Structural Health Monitoring into Mulitlayer Statewide Bridge Maintenance and Management Practices
Sep 30, 2017 Design and Performance Verification of a Bridge Column/Footing/Pile System for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)
Sep 30, 2017 Condition Assessment Tools for Post-Tensioned Bridges
Sep 30, 2017 Accelerated Bridge Construction Approaches for Bridge Rehabilitation
Jul 31, 2017 Cost-Effective Field Test Methods for LRFD Resistance Factors of Drilled Shafts
Jun 30, 2017 Improved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges-Phase II
Jun 30, 2017 Culvert Lateral Earth Pressure Sensors: Instrumentation of a Box Culvert During and After Construction
Jun 30, 2017 Improved Ratings for Covered Bridges through Load Testing - Phase II
Jun 15, 2017 Development of a Smart Timber Bridge-Phase V: Development of a Vehicle Characterization
May 31, 2017 Risk-Based Bridge Management: A Methodology to Assess and Incorporate Risk in Decision-Making
Mar 31, 2017 Condition-Based Maintenance and Management of Aging Transportation Infrastructure
Dec 31, 2016 Optimizing Performance Characteristics of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Lightweight Concrete (SFRLWC) for Wearing Surface Application on Orthotropic Steel Decks
Dec 31, 2016 Effect of Wind-Induced Unsteady Vortex Shedding, Diurnal Temperature Changes, and Transit Conditions on Truss Structures Supporting Large Highway Signs
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
Dec 31, 2014 Seismic Performance of Connections that Facilitate Accelerated Bridge Construction
Jun 30, 2014 Work Plan for the Bridge Center and Bridge Engineer Program FY2014-Dynamic Sensor
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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