Bridge Instrumentation in Progress

As part of Project R27-194: Evaluation of Spatial and Temporal Load Distribution in Steel Bridge Superstructures, sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT), instrumentation is currently being installed on two new bridges on Mattis Avenue in Champaign, over I-74 and I-57.  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.  This four-year grant is being led by Larry Fahnestock (PI), Jim LaFave (Co-PI) and Ph.D. student Sunny Zhou.

Strain Gage Installation at Regal Industrial Corporation

Placement of Instrumented Girders for Mattis Avenue Bridge over I-57

Instrumentation Installation at Mattis Avenue Bridge over I-57