The Use of Bridge Management Software in the Network Analysis of Big Bridges

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(308)
Lead Organization: Michigan Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Nov 10, 2015
Solicitation Number: 1361
Partners: IADOT, MI, MN, NJ, NY, PADOT, WI
Contractor(s): Modjeski and Masters, Inc.
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2017
Contract/Other Number: 2016-0022
Last Updated: May 08, 2018
Contract End Date: Mar 31, 2018
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $349,018.00
Total Commitments Received: $485,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Andre' Clover
clovera@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-749-9001
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Derek Constable
Donald.Cameron@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-4606
Study Champion(s): David Juntunen
JuntunenD@michigan.gov
Phone: 517 749-8036
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Norm McDonald Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $35,000.00 Norm McDonald Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $47,500.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2016 $47,500.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $0.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2014 $35,000.00 Jennifer Zink Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Jennifer Zink Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2016 $70,000.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2017 $35,000.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2014 $35,000.00 Francois Ghanem Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Francois Ghanem Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $20,000.00 Justin Bruner Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Justin Bruner Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Joshua Dietsche Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Current financial outlay plans for big bridge projects are being scheduled for rehabilitation or replacement as a whole, either in a single year or in a short series of years, without regard to element conditions in localized contiguous settings. This is viewing element condition as an entirety when it may make more sense fiscally to view contiguous simple spans or continuous spans as a series of interactive networks. The AASHTO National Bridge Elements and Bridge Management Elements were developed for standard structures and should be reviewed to see if the elements and their units are appropriate for the management of Big Bridges. Big bridges may include slab on girder bridges of significant length as well as other structures including suspension bridges, cable stay, trusses, movable bridges, arches, or boxes. The ability to predict accelerated deterioration and apply it to a span-by-span preservation/replacement matrix could optimize deck life and capital outlay planning.

Objectives

Develop a methodology to utilize Element Level Inspection and AASHTOWare Bridge Management (formerly Pontis) in the management of big bridges in order to make cost effective preservation decisions.

Scope of Work

Review national literature for state of the art and state of the practice in large bridge management and the use of AASHTOWare Bridge Management. Review and evaluation ongoing and recently completed research in this topic area. Researcher is to develop a methodology for the management of big bridges using Element Level inspection data and AASHTOWare Bridge Management. The initial frame of reference shall be the National Bridge Elements. Possible methods could include user defined elements of developing a network of structures within AASHTOWare Bridge Management to create the total structure. Consideration should be given to account for data sets from advanced inspection techniques that might be used on big bridges such as Infrared Thermography or Ground Penetrating Radar. Survey states to ID bridge types/size/characteristics that merit refined bridge management elements/data and recommend user defined bridge management elements for use in the developed methodology. Write report of research and recommended components for a big bridge Element Level Inspection Manual.

Comments

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a minimum of four (4) partner states to commit funds in the amount of $35,000 per year for 2 years. The total funding amount per partner is $70,000. MDOT will be the lead agency. MDOT will commit $70,000 for research activities and an additional $25,000 for project management and field costs.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(308) Closeout Letter TPF-5(308) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
TPF-5(308) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(308) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Final Report TPF-5(308)_Final_Report_03.15.2018.pdf Final Report Public
Quarterly Report [Jan 1- March 31] 2018 5305_Test Track_Q1_FY2018_ACdraft_01.05.2018.doc Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [Oct 1- Dec. 31] 2017 TPF5308_Q4 Report_2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [July-Sept.] 2017 TPF5308_Q3 Report_2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [April- June] 2017 TPF5308_Q2 Report_2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [Oct. 1- Dec. 31] 2016 TPF5(308)_4th Quarterly Report_2016.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [April-June] 2016 FY16_TPF5(308)_2nd Quarterly Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [January- March] 2016 FY 2016_TPF-5(308)_2nd Qtrly Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [Oct 1.- Dec. 31] 2015 FY 2016_TPF-5(308)_1st Qtrly Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Project Kick-Off Meeting Agenda TPF5(308)- PKOM_11.24.2014.doc Other Public
Problem Statement 5308_Problem Statement_Big Bridge Deck_06 11 13.docx Memorandum Public
SP&R Waiver Request Signed FHWA SPR II Match Waiver Big Bridges_070814.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1361.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Letter Acceptance Letter_Solicitation No. 1361.Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Problem Statement Solicit#1361 5308_Problem Statement_Big Bridge Deck_06 11 13.docx Memorandum Public
Waiver Request Solicit#1361 Signed FHWA SPR II Match Waiver Big Bridges_070814.pdf Memorandum Public

The Use of Bridge Management Software in the Network Analysis of Big Bridges

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(308)
Lead Organization: Michigan Department of Transportation
Contract Start Date: Nov 10, 2015
Solicitation Number: 1361
Partners: IADOT, MI, MN, NJ, NY, PADOT, WI
Contractor(s): Modjeski and Masters, Inc.
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Dec 31, 2017
Contract/Other Number: 2016-0022
Last Updated: May 08, 2018
Contract End Date: Mar 31, 2018
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $349,018.00
Total Commitments Received: $485,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Andre' Clover
clovera@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-749-9001
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Derek Constable
Donald.Cameron@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-4606
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Iowa Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Norm McDonald Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2016 $35,000.00 Norm McDonald Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $47,500.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2016 $47,500.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $0.00 David Juntunen Andre' Clover 517-749-9001 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2014 $35,000.00 Jennifer Zink Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Jennifer Zink Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2014 $0.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2015 $0.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2016 $70,000.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New Jersey Department of Transportation 2017 $35,000.00 Jack Evans Giri Venkiteela 6099632239 Giri.Venkiteela@dot.NJ.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2014 $35,000.00 Francois Ghanem Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Francois Ghanem Wes Yang 518-457-4660 wes.yang@dot.ny.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $20,000.00 Justin Bruner Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $20,000.00 Justin Bruner Heather Sorce 717-214-9508 hsorce@pa.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2015 $35,000.00 Joshua Dietsche Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Current financial outlay plans for big bridge projects are being scheduled for rehabilitation or replacement as a whole, either in a single year or in a short series of years, without regard to element conditions in localized contiguous settings. This is viewing element condition as an entirety when it may make more sense fiscally to view contiguous simple spans or continuous spans as a series of interactive networks. The AASHTO National Bridge Elements and Bridge Management Elements were developed for standard structures and should be reviewed to see if the elements and their units are appropriate for the management of Big Bridges. Big bridges may include slab on girder bridges of significant length as well as other structures including suspension bridges, cable stay, trusses, movable bridges, arches, or boxes. The ability to predict accelerated deterioration and apply it to a span-by-span preservation/replacement matrix could optimize deck life and capital outlay planning.

Objectives

Develop a methodology to utilize Element Level Inspection and AASHTOWare Bridge Management (formerly Pontis) in the management of big bridges in order to make cost effective preservation decisions.

Scope of Work

Review national literature for state of the art and state of the practice in large bridge management and the use of AASHTOWare Bridge Management. Review and evaluation ongoing and recently completed research in this topic area. Researcher is to develop a methodology for the management of big bridges using Element Level inspection data and AASHTOWare Bridge Management. The initial frame of reference shall be the National Bridge Elements. Possible methods could include user defined elements of developing a network of structures within AASHTOWare Bridge Management to create the total structure. Consideration should be given to account for data sets from advanced inspection techniques that might be used on big bridges such as Infrared Thermography or Ground Penetrating Radar. Survey states to ID bridge types/size/characteristics that merit refined bridge management elements/data and recommend user defined bridge management elements for use in the developed methodology. Write report of research and recommended components for a big bridge Element Level Inspection Manual.

Comments

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking a minimum of four (4) partner states to commit funds in the amount of $35,000 per year for 2 years. The total funding amount per partner is $70,000. MDOT will be the lead agency. MDOT will commit $70,000 for research activities and an additional $25,000 for project management and field costs.

Title File/Link Type Private
Final Report TPF-5(308)_Final_Report_03.15.2018.pdf Final Report Public
Acceptance Letter Acceptance Letter_Solicitation No. 1361.Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Waiver Memo Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1361.pdf Memorandum Public
SP&R Waiver Request Signed FHWA SPR II Match Waiver Big Bridges_070814.pdf Memorandum Public
Problem Statement 5308_Problem Statement_Big Bridge Deck_06 11 13.docx Memorandum Public
TPF-5(308) Closeout Letter TPF-5(308) Closeout Letter - Signed.pdf Memorandum Public
Project Kick-Off Meeting Agenda TPF5(308)- PKOM_11.24.2014.doc Other Public
TPF-5(308) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet TPF-5(308) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet.pdf Other Public
Quarterly Report [Oct 1.- Dec. 31] 2015 FY 2016_TPF-5(308)_1st Qtrly Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [January- March] 2016 FY 2016_TPF-5(308)_2nd Qtrly Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [April-June] 2016 FY16_TPF5(308)_2nd Quarterly Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [Oct. 1- Dec. 31] 2016 TPF5(308)_4th Quarterly Report_2016.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [April- June] 2017 TPF5308_Q2 Report_2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [July-Sept.] 2017 TPF5308_Q3 Report_2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [Oct 1- Dec. 31] 2017 TPF5308_Q4 Report_2017.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report [Jan 1- March 31] 2018 5305_Test Track_Q1_FY2018_ACdraft_01.05.2018.doc Quarterly Progress Report Public
Title File/Link Type Private
Waiver Request Solicit#1361 Signed FHWA SPR II Match Waiver Big Bridges_070814.pdf Memorandum Public
Problem Statement Solicit#1361 5308_Problem Statement_Big Bridge Deck_06 11 13.docx Memorandum Public

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