Structures

Research related to bridge service life and durability, non-destructive testing procedures, deck joints, bridge approaches, substructures and overlays.

Please contact staff at research@dot.wi.gov for research published before FFY 2006.

Research in progress

​Project ID

​Project title and principal investigator

​Completion date
(expected)

​0092-18-04​Concrete Underwater Placement Literature and Synthesis
Konstantin Sobolev, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
​10/2019
​0092-18-03​Protocols for Concrete Bridge Deck Protections and Treatments
Basak Aldemir Bektas, Iowa State University
​10/2019
​0092-17-05​Performance and Policy Related to Aluminum Box Culverts and Pipe Culverts in Wisconsin
Jesse Beaver, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
​12/2018
​0092-17-02​Strength & Serviceability of Damaged Prestressed Girders
Habib Tabatabai, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
​10/2018
​0092-16-05​Design & Performance of Highly Skewed Deck Girder Bridges
Pinar Okumus, University of Buffalo
​05/2018
​0092-16-04​Staged Concrete Bridge Deck & Overlay Pours Adjacent to Live Traffic
Gustavo Parra-Montesinos, University of Wisconsin - Madison
​11/2017

Completed research

Project ID

​Project title

​Completion date

​0092-15-03

​Self-Consolidating Concrete for Prestressed Bridge Girders

Final report Research brief

​07/2017
​0092-14-01

​Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders

Final report Research brief

​06/2017
​0092-13-05

​Aesthetic Coatings for Concrete Bridge Components

Final report

​03/2017
​0092-15-01

​Precast/Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girder Cracking Phase II

Final report Research brief

​05/2016
0092-15-02

Evaluation of Performance of Innovative Bridges in Wisconsin

Final report

​06/2016
​0092-12-06

​​Evaluation of Thin Polymer Deck Overlays and Deck Sealers

Final report Research brief

​02/2016
​0092-13-06

​Development and Implementation of the Next Generation Bridge Management System for Wisconsin - Phase 1 & 2

Final report phase 1 Final report phase 2

​12/2015
​0092-11-07

​Aesthetic Coatings for Bridge Components

Final report Research brief ​Supplement

​06/2015

0092-09-07

Fatigue Risks in the Connection of Sign Support Structures: Phase II

Final report Research brief

05/2013
0092-11-08

​Rapid Repair and Strengthening of Bridge Substructures

Final reportResearch brief

​04/2013
WI-03-12

​Evaluation of the Ontario Empirical Method for Design of Composite Bridge Deck Slab Reinforcement

Final report

​06/2012
​FEP-04-12

​Experimental Use of Type K Cement Concrete in Wisconsin Highway Bridge Decks

Final report

​06/2012
​WI-02-12

​An Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Deck Overlays and HMA Bridge Deck Overlays with Waterproof Membranes

Final report

​03/2012
​0092-10-13

​Development of a Bridge Construction Live Load Analysis Guide

Final reportResearch brief

​12/2011
​0092-09-04

​Evaluation of Constructed, Cast-in-Place (CIP) Piling Properties

Final report part 1 Final report part 2 Research brief

​12/2011
​0092-04-15

​Bridge Integrated Analysis and Decision Support: Case Histories Phase II

Final report phase 1 Final report phase 2 
Research brief

​10/2011
​0092-10-12

​Finite Element Analysis of Deep Wide-Flanged Prestressed Girders

Final report Research brief

​10/2011
​0092-07-08

​Rapid Bridge Construction Technology: Precast Elements for Substructures

Final report Research brief

​06/2011
​0092-07-09

​Monitoring and Load Distribution Study for the Land Bridge

Final report Research brief

​11/2010
​FEP-06-10

​Exodermic Bridge Deck Performance Evaluation

Final report

​07/2010
​0092-05-02

​In-Situ Monitoring and Testing of IBRC Bridges in Wisconsin

Final report Research brief

​06/2010
​0092-09-06

​Concrete Cracking in New Bridge Decks and Overlays

Final report Research brief

​04/2010
​0092-05-03

​Electronic Automation of LRFD Design Programs

Final report Research brief

​01/2010
​0092-06-06

​Evaluation of Methods of Rebar Protection, Spall Prevention and Repair Techniques on Concrete Girders

Final report Research brief

​11/2009
​0092-08-15

​Analysis of Permit Vehicle Loads in Wisconsin

Final report Research brief

​09/2009
​TPF-5(115)

​Blast Testing of Full-Scale, Precast, Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges

Pooled fund website

​01/2009
​0092-08-13

​Friction Coefficients for Stainless Steel (PTFE) Teflon Bearings

Final report Research brief

​01/2009
​0092-07-07

​Evaluation of Fiberglass Wrapped Concrete Bridge Columns

Final report Research brief

​12/2008

​0092-07-20

TPF-5(036)

​A Systematic Process for Using Federal Aid to Support Bridge Preventive Maintenance

Pooled fund website Research report

​11/2008
​0092-08-14

​Fatigue Risks in the Connection of Sign Support Structures: Phase I

Final report Research brief

​10/2008
​0092-06-07

​Specification and Design of Fiber Reinforced Bridge Deck Forms for Use on Wide Flange T-Girders

Final report Research brief

​10/2007
​0092-04-13

​Reducing Shrinkage Cracking of Structural Concrete Through the Use of Admixtures

Final report Research brief

​04/2006
​0092-03-09

​Evaluation of Concrete Deck and Crack Sealers

Final report Research brief

​10/2005​