Katelyn (Weiler) Freeseman, standing far left, is with her family.
Katelyn (Weiler) Freeseman, far left, and members of her family.
from Bridge Engineering Center's Freeseman from a family of ISU engineers

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New ISU study predicts roosting habitats of threatened bats under bridges

July 06, 2018

Engineers and scientists rarely get together to talk about bats, but when they do, they have unprecedented research to share.

Researchers from the Institute for Transportation (InTrans) at Iowa State University have completed a unique ...

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Researchers inspect one of more than 500 bridges as part of this project

UHPC overlay equipment makes US debut in Iowa

June 22, 2018

Technologies can be implemented quicker when all parties work together.


Iowa ...

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WALO equipment used during the placement of UHPC on the first lane

REACTOR Lab data gives insights into motorcycle crashes

May 25, 2018

A new interactive tool created at the REACTOR Lab will help to better understand motorcycle crashes in Iowa.

The data collected from 2015 to 2017 on crashes involving motorcycles helps offer insights into why the incidents occur, where ...

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Example of the data available from REACTOR Lab interactive tool

App data have potential to aid Iowa DOT traffic operations

April 16, 2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is clear that people shouldn’t text and drive, but that doesn’t mean that cellular phone applications aren’t able to aid its operations.

The crowd-sourced app Waze provides ...

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InTrans works with Iowa DOT to improve work zone safety

April 11, 2018

Monday marked the beginning of work zone safety awareness week.

But for engineers at Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) and staff at the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), work zone safety awareness ...

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Intelligent Work Zone

InTrans prepares to host first Innovation Demonstration & Training Day

April 02, 2018

Mark your calendars. In less than two weeks, Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans) will host its first ever Innovation Demonstration & Training ...

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REACTOR Lab aids in Iowa DOT congestion report

March 26, 2018

While Iowa’s interstates make up a fraction of the state’s overall roadway miles – just 0.7 percent of the system – it has an outsize representation in its usage. Iowa’s interstates support 25 percent of vehicle miles ...

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InTrans Transportation Centers Help Bridge the Gaps

March 01, 2018

Nearly half of U.S. bridges are nearing the ends of their projected life cycles. An estimated quarter of U.S. bridges are deficient in some fashion. That makes construction of new bridges that are safer, more resilient, and less expensive a high ...

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Live load test of bridge.

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