Strengthening and load testing of three bridges in Boone County, Missouri

S. Schiebel, R. Parretti, A. Nanni, M. Huck

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Three bridges in Boone County, Missouri - Brown School Road, Coats Lane, and Creasy Springs Bridges - were selected for strengthening with carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer laminates in both shear and flexure. The objective of the rehabilitation program was to remove the 15-ton load posting that had been imposed on each of the bridges. To verify the results of the upgrade, load tests were performed before and after strengthening on two of the bridges - Brown School Road and Coats Lane Bridges. This paper presents the procedures followed in the design, installation, and load testing of the bridges. A recommendation regarding the removal of the load posting is made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-163
Number of pages8
JournalPractice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Bridges
  • Load tests
  • Missouri

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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