ICT Bridge Project Profile

Project R27-194: Evaluation of Spatial and Temporal Load Distribution in Steel Bridge Superstructures, sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), was recently featured in an article published by ICT.  The project team for this four-year grant is Larry Fahnestock (PI), Jim LaFave (Co-PI) and PhD students Sunny Zhou and Utkarsh Kode. The teams is currently preparing for instrumentation of two new bridges on Mattis Avenue in Champaign, over I-74 and I-57, which will be constructed in 2020.  Subsequent monitoring over several years will provide new knowledge about behavior under daily traffic loading and longer-term structural response due to seasonal temperature changes.