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civil engineering professor puts an 18' x 82' prefabricated concrete
highway bridge deck to its ultimate load test (the "destructive test").
Department of Transportation Biesterfield Maintenance Yard Biesterfield
Road and I-290 (One block east of I-290-Eisenhower Expwy. Follow signs
to IDOT Yard) Elk Grove Village, Ill.
22, 10 a.m.
involves a two-span, full-depth, precast, prestressed concrete bridge
deck. The design is being tested as a faster, more economical alternative
to present highway bridge construction and replacement. The project
head is UIC civil engineering professor Mohsen Issa. Funding is provided
by the Illinois Transportation Research Center/Illinois Department
American Society of Civil Engineers' latest survey finds 21 percent
of Illinois bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
The society lists roads and bridges as the top infrastructure concern