INVESTIGATION OF CURVED GIRDER BRIDGES WITH INTEGRAL ABUTMENTS

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(169)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Jun 01, 2008
Solicitation Number: 1171
Partners: IADOT, OH, PADOT, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Nov 30, 2013
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016
Contract End Date: Nov 30, 2013
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $354,982.00
Total Commitments Received: $355,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Cheryl Cowie
Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1447
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Fassil Beshah
Fassil.Beshah@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3041
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $100,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $50,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $50,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $50,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2008 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2010 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2011 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2012 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2011 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Nationally there is concern regarding the design, fabrication, and erection of horizontally curved steel girder bridges due to unpredicted girder displacements, fit-up, and locked-in stresses. One reason for the concerns is that up to one-quarter of steel girder bridges are being designed with horizontal curvature. The concerns are significant enough that an NCHRP research problem statement has been developed and given high priority for funding.

It is also noted that an urgent need exists to reduce bridge maintenance costs by eliminating or reducing deck joints. This can be achieved by expanding the use of integral abutments to include curved girder bridges.

Objectives

The long-term objective of this effort is to establish guidelines for the use of integral abutments with curved girder bridges. The project scope will focus on the monitoring and evaluation of constructed bridges that will be documented by reports outlining the findings and recommendations for design policies.

Scope of Work

Phase IA includes placing instrumentation on six curved girder bridges in Iowa with integral and semi-integral abutments that will be constructed in 2008. These instrumented bridges will give us a better understanding of the behavior of curved girder integral abutment bridges.

In addition to the Iowa bridges identified above, other participating states may also propose additional curved girder integral abutment bridges (outside of Iowa) to be instrumented and monitored in Phase IB. Phase IB will be an extension/expansion of Phase IA where additional bridges (if desired) can be selected by the TAC.

Comments

Requested commitment is $7,500 per year for 5 years. The total project budget is estimated at $250,000 to $625,000. With additional participation it is anticipated that further and more in-depth analysis of the project features including a greater level of extrapolation could be made.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Final Report 2014 TPF5(169) curved_girder_integral_abutments.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo 2014 TPF-5(169) Pooled Fund acceptance memo.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(169) Closeout Letter TPF-5(169) Close out Memo - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(169) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report: July - September 2009 quarterly_report_2009-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 Qtr_Rep_3-31-10_bridge.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: July - September 2010 TPF5(169)20103rdQ.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: October- December 2010 TPF5(169)CurvedGirderFY11qtr2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2011 TPF 5(169)QuarterlyReport3-31-11.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: April - June 2011 TPF-5(169)_Quarterly-Report_6-30-11.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report: July-September 2011 TPF5169_Jul-Sept2011.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2011 5(169) Curved Girder Bridges_Dec 2011 Quarterly Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2012 5(169)_FY12 qtr3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2012 June 2012 QPR_5(169).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: Sept 2012 TPF-5(169)_Sept 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: Dec 2012 TPF-5(169)_Dec 2012 QR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2013 5(169)March 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2013 TPF-5(169) 2013 Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2013 TPF-5(169) Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: Period Ending Dec 2013 5(169) QPR Dec 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2014 5(169) QPR March 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

INVESTIGATION OF CURVED GIRDER BRIDGES WITH INTEGRAL ABUTMENTS

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(169)
Lead Organization: Iowa Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Jun 01, 2008
Solicitation Number: 1171
Partners: IADOT, OH, PADOT, WI
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Nov 30, 2013
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016
Contract End Date: Nov 30, 2013
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $354,982.00
Total Commitments Received: $355,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Cheryl Cowie
Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Phone: 515-239-1447
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Fassil Beshah
Fassil.Beshah@dot.gov
Phone: 202-493-3041
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Iowa Department of Transportation 2008 $100,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2009 $50,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2010 $50,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2011 $50,000.00 Ahmad Abu-Hawash Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2008 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2010 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2011 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2012 $7,500.00 Mohammad Tariq General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2011 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2012 $7,500.00 Tom Macioce Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2009 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2011 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2012 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2013 $7,500.00 Dave Kiekbusch Lori Richter 608-264-8435 lori.richter@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Nationally there is concern regarding the design, fabrication, and erection of horizontally curved steel girder bridges due to unpredicted girder displacements, fit-up, and locked-in stresses. One reason for the concerns is that up to one-quarter of steel girder bridges are being designed with horizontal curvature. The concerns are significant enough that an NCHRP research problem statement has been developed and given high priority for funding.

It is also noted that an urgent need exists to reduce bridge maintenance costs by eliminating or reducing deck joints. This can be achieved by expanding the use of integral abutments to include curved girder bridges.

Objectives

The long-term objective of this effort is to establish guidelines for the use of integral abutments with curved girder bridges. The project scope will focus on the monitoring and evaluation of constructed bridges that will be documented by reports outlining the findings and recommendations for design policies.

Scope of Work

Phase IA includes placing instrumentation on six curved girder bridges in Iowa with integral and semi-integral abutments that will be constructed in 2008. These instrumented bridges will give us a better understanding of the behavior of curved girder integral abutment bridges.

In addition to the Iowa bridges identified above, other participating states may also propose additional curved girder integral abutment bridges (outside of Iowa) to be instrumented and monitored in Phase IB. Phase IB will be an extension/expansion of Phase IA where additional bridges (if desired) can be selected by the TAC.

Comments

Requested commitment is $7,500 per year for 5 years. The total project budget is estimated at $250,000 to $625,000. With additional participation it is anticipated that further and more in-depth analysis of the project features including a greater level of extrapolation could be made.

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report 2014 TPF5(169) curved_girder_integral_abutments.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Memo 2014 TPF-5(169) Pooled Fund acceptance memo.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(169) Closeout Letter TPF-5(169) Close out Memo - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(169) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report: July - September 2009 quarterly_report_2009-09-30.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2010 Qtr_Rep_3-31-10_bridge.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: July - September 2010 TPF5(169)20103rdQ.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: October- December 2010 TPF5(169)CurvedGirderFY11qtr2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: January - March 2011 TPF 5(169)QuarterlyReport3-31-11.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: April - June 2011 TPF-5(169)_Quarterly-Report_6-30-11.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report: July-September 2011 TPF5169_Jul-Sept2011.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: December 2011 5(169) Curved Girder Bridges_Dec 2011 Quarterly Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2012 5(169)_FY12 qtr3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2012 June 2012 QPR_5(169).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: Sept 2012 TPF-5(169)_Sept 2012.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: Dec 2012 TPF-5(169)_Dec 2012 QR.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2013 5(169)March 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: June 2013 TPF-5(169) 2013 Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: September 2013 TPF-5(169) Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: Period Ending Dec 2013 5(169) QPR Dec 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report: March 2014 5(169) QPR March 2014.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

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