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Title:Improved Element-Level Bridge Inspection Criteria for Better Bridge Management and Preservation
Principal Investigators:Zhibin Lin
University:North Dakota State University
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-504
RH Display ID:15407
Keywords:bridge management systems, condition surveys, infrastructure, inspection, preservation, service life, structural health monitoring


To meet the requirements in the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)" legislation and to ensure the safety of the motoring public, a methodology for assisting bridge inspectors and bridge owners to improve the quality of element-level bridge inspection data and enhanced bridge management is needed. Significant effort is required to develop the guidelines for practicing engineers, from bridge inspectors, and inspection trainers, to local and state DOT bridge owners, to promote consistency in the collection of reliable data that support bridge asset management practices. The proposed research will address this important technical need by characterizing quality of element-level data, generating a reliability-based correlation between levels of element conditions and critical factors, and developing new data-driven based guidelines.

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