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

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​​Research in progress

​Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date


​Improving Bridge Concrete Overlay Performance
Principal Investigator: Habib Tabatabai, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

WisDOT Contact:  James Luebke (

Request for Proposal


​Development of Design Procedures for Concrete Adhesive Anchors
Principal Investigator: John Pearson, Wiss Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

WisDOT Contact: Adam Swierczek (

Request for Proposal


​Optimizing Bridge Abutment Slope Protection at Stream Crossings
Principal Investigator: James Hambleton, Northwestern University

WisDOT Contact: Steve Neary (

Request for Proposal


​Analytical and Testing Methods for Rating Longitudinal Laminated Timber Slab Bridges
Principal Investigator: Brent Phares, Iowa State University

WisDOT Contact: Alex Pence (

Request for Proposal


​Internal Curing of Bridge Decks and Concrete Pavement to Reduce Cracking
Principal Investigator: Jose Pacheco, CTL Group - Materials & Mechanics

WisDOT Contact: Bill Oliva (

Request for Proposal


​Textured Epoxy Coated and Galvanized Reinforcements to Reduce Cracking in Concrete Bridge Decks and Components
Principal Investigator: Amir Poursaee, Clemson University

WisDOT Contact: David Kiekbusch (

Request for proposal


Completed research

Project ID

​Project information

​Completion date


​Protocols for Concrete Bridge Deck Protections and Treatments

Final report Research brief


​Performance and Policy Related to Aluminum Box Culverts and Pipe Culverts in Wisconsin

Final report Research brief


​Strength and Serviceability of Damaged Prestressed Girders

Final report Research brief


​Staged Concrete Bridge Deck & Overlay Pours Adjacent to Live traffic

Final report Research brief


​Design and Performance of Highly Skewed Deck Girder Bridges

Final reportResearch brief


​Self-Consolidating Concrete for Prestressed Bridge Girders

Final reportResearch brief


​Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders

Final reportResearch brief


​Aesthetic Coatings for Concrete Bridge Components

Final report


​Precast/Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girder Cracking Phase II

Final report Research brief


Evaluation of Performance of Innovative Bridges in Wisconsin

Final report


​​Evaluation of Thin Polymer Deck Overlays and Deck Sealers

Final report Research brief


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

Final report phase 1 Final report phase 2


​Aesthetic Coatings for Bridge Components

Final reportResearch briefSupplement