About the research
Accelerated bridge construction (ABC) has been implemented with greater frequency over the last decade, with successful projects geographically spread across the country. As these initial deployments of ABC methods age, it becomes necessary to inspect the structures for both maintenance decision making and for assurance of adequate service life performance. This data collection in the form of detailed inspection information allows for active management of the infrastructure and assessment of performance via key metrics. As such, it would be useful to broadly assess the performance of past ABC projects across the nation using consistent and effective inspection methods and metrics. This effort is further strengthened by the national presence of the ABC-UTC partner universities who are collaborating on this project.