Construction of Crack-Free Bridge Decks

Project Details
STATE

KS

SOURCE

TRID

START DATE

01/01/08

END DATE

02/01/17

RESEARCHERS

David Darwin, Rouzbeh Khajehdehi, Abdallah Alhmood, Muzai Feng, James Lafikes, Eman Ibrahim, Matthew O’Reilly

SPONSORS

Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(174)

KEYWORDS

Bridge decks, Construction management, Cracking, High performance concrete, Specifications

Project description

This serves as the final report on Transportation Pooled-Fund Program Project No. TPF-5(174), “Construction of Crack-Free Bridge Decks.” The goal of the study was to implement the most cost-effective techniques for improving bridge deck life through the reduction of cracking. Work was performed both in the laboratory and in the field, resulting in the construction of 17 bridge decks in Kansas that were let under Low-Cracking High-Performance Concrete (LC-HPC) specifications. The report documents the performance of the decks based on crack surveys performed on the LC-HPC decks and matching control bridge decks.
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