Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

This project examined bridge design in terms of strength, cost and sustainability for the reconstruction of a bridge in Worcester, MA. Both a prestressed concrete and a steel girder bridge were designed and four different types of joints were analyzed through laboratory tensile testing. Additionally, one joint was compared through a computer software model analysis. The report culminates with conclusions and recommendations, determined by research and testing, for an appropriate solution for bridge redesign.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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