Experimental Evaluation of Existing and Retrofit Designs of Bridge Finger Joints

Project status

In progress

Start date: 09/01/15
End date: 12/31/16

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator:

About the research

The project will experimentally evaluate the current and improved expansion joint designs under different loading conditions. Full-scale finger plate designs will be built and tested in the laboratory to evaluate their performance and fatigue life.

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s):

  • Midwest Transportation Center
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • USDOT/OST-R