Putting Research into Practice: Implementing a Fatigue Detail Classification Scheme for Mn/DOT's Steel Bridges

April 2009

Report no. 2007084TS

This project implements research that classifies steel bridges based on the frequency and severity of fracture and fatigue-sensitive details that are present in each bridge. The gross ranking of bridges with high, medium or low need for preventive maintenance or special inspection will be stored in Pontis, Mn/DOT?s bridge management database, for use by bridge inspectors and those responsible for managing Minnesota?s bridges.

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