Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge

Project status

Completed

Start date: 01/01/11
End date: 08/31/12

Researcher(s)

Principal investigators:

About the research

The objective of this research is to collect structural performance data (strains, accelerations, etc.) and environmental data (wind speed, direction, etc.) on the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge near Polk City, Iowa for the purpose of developing a self-contained/reporting safety information management system to alert bridge engineers, and more importantly, the public, of high wind events and direct/divert traffic to an alternate route should conditions for bridge passage be unsafe based on the collected data.

Publications

Report: Development of a Bridge Safety Information System for the Saylorville Reservoir Bridge (1.84 mb pdf) September 2012

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):

  • Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • U.S. DOT RITA
The Saylorville Reservoir Bridge has five sections
The Saylorville Reservoir Bridge has five sections with five spans per section