SPR 11-423 Bridge Load Testing vs. Bridge Load Rating

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This study will identify standard bridges in KY with load ratings that are below the standard HS truck load, conduct field testing on representative simple span bridges, and propose a methodology for load rating based field testing for Kentucky’s bridges. The objective of this research study is to determine the load rating of simple span bridges, especially county road bridges, using field test data instead of AASHTO method.
Effective start/end date7/1/136/30/14


  • KY Transportation Cabinet


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