This Bridge Engineering Center project is investigating the effectiveness of galvanized and painted galvanized piles in extending bridge service life in a cost-effective manner.

Researchers with the Asphalt Materials and Pavements Program worked to pave a 1.1-acre parking lot for the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.


Making a difference

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center has been instrumental with advancements in how concrete pavements are specified, built, and maintained. (Photo courtesy of ACPA)

Developing innovative ways to construct and preserve the transportation infrastructure

The Institute for Transportation develops innovative methods to construct and preserve America’s roads, bridges, and other all-important forms of infrastructure. InTrans researchers seek novel tools and methods to increase safety and reliability, enhance mobility, and lower life cycle costs. They work to improve asset management technologies, accelerate repairs, utilize improved materials, and ensure durability and performance. At the same time, InTrans personnel implement sound environmental and economic practices as they address infrastructure challenges.