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Development of an Ultra-High Performance Concrete Bridge Superstructure System

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-08-0008
Project Abstract: 

This project developed and refined an optimized component that combined the bridge superstructure and deck into a single modular element. This prestressed ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) component meets all load requirements in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Load and Resistance Factor Design Bridge Design Specification. It facilitates accelerated construction by allowing for the construction of a bridge that is?almost?entirely prefabricated.

Goals

The key project objective is to develop a modular bridge girder component that engages the unique strength and durability properties of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) to address pressing needs in the highway structure arena.

Research HUB ID: 
7621
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$0
Start Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2008
End Date: 
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
Structures Laboratory
Grant/Contract ID: 
DTFH61-04-C-01029-T-10001
FHWA Program Area: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Structures
FHWA Activity: 
Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Contact Information

First Name: 
Benjamin
Middle Initial: 
A
Last Name: 
Graybeal
Phone Number: 
(202) 493-3122
Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Sponsor Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Managing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Lead
Performing Organization: 
Organization Role: 
Project Managing Organization
Organization: 
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role: 
Project Contact