Evaluation of Bridge Inspection and Assesment in Illinois
This project explores these opportunities and through literature review, interviews, surveys, field observation and field-testing develops recommendations to IDOT for the acquisition and use of these technologies. Evaluation criteria will be identified and an evaluation methodology developed in the course of the project.
- Principal Investigator
- McNeil, Sue
- Research Area(s)
- Data Development
- Farhad Ansari, Ming Wang, Ying Bao, Adam Tennant
- Funding Source
- Illinois Transportation Research Center, Illinois Department of Transportation
Maintaining, repairing and rehabilitating Illinois’ more than 8,000 bridges in a cost effective manner is critically dependent on reliable inspection and condition assessment data. Recent advances in non-destructive testing technology and new technologies for data acquisition and storage in the field promise to provide not only new and better data but improve the process.