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FOURTH NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON BRIDGE RESEARCH IN PROGRESS:
 
RESEARCH ABSTRACT
 
Title:
Feasibility of GFRP/CFRP Prestressed Concrete "Demonstration" Bridge in the USA
Author(s) and Affiliation(s):
Nabil F. Grace, Civil Engineering Department Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI George Abdel-Sayed, Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 
Principal Investigator:
Nabil F. Grace
Sponsor(s):
National Science Foundation, Reichhold Chemical Company, and Marshall Composites Industry
Research Start Date:
September 1994
Expected Completion Date:
September 1997
Research Objectives:
The objective of this research is to develop a new concept for a corrosion-free and cost-effective highway bridge system that requires no shoring or construction forms and offers superior advantages compared to conventional bridge systems.
Expected Products or Deliverables:
The City of Southfield, Michigan, in conjunction with Lawrence Technological University and HRC Consulting Engineers, is currently preparing design drawings for the "demonstration" three-span bridge. The bridge will be constructed in 1997 over the Rouge River in Michigan.

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