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Completed FRP Deck Projects

NYSDOT Profile Sheet: Route 248 over Bennetts Creek
Rexville, New York

Identification:

  • Location: 1/2 mile South of Rexville, Steuben County, New York
  • Feature Carried: NY State Route 248; Feature Crossed: Bennetts Creek
  • Bridge Identification Number 6/4 1043150

Stakeholders:

  • Owner: New York State Department of Transportation
  • Constructor: NYS Region 6 Bridge Maintenance w/ Residency 6-4 & Steuben County
  • Superstructure Manufacturer: Hardcore Composites, New Castle, Delaware
  • Designer: Century Engineers International, Inc. and Wagh Engineers, PC

Construction:

  • Project Type: Major rehabilitation and superstructure replacement
  • Groundbreaking: March 15, 1998
  • Superstructure placement: August 26, 1998
  • Load Testing: October 8, 1998
  • Ribbon Cutting: October 16, 1998

Site Data:

  • Highway Type: Rural collector
  • Traffic Volume: 283 vehicles per day, 17% trucks
  • Land use: Agricultural

Structure Data:

  • Single span on reconstructed concrete abutments
  • Bridge length: 25' (23' brg to brg) Width out to out: 33'
  • Skew: 30 degrees
  • Superstructure Type: 24" deep slab
  • Materials: E-glass reinforced vinyl ester composite
  • Railing: Double box beam mounted on FRP encased concrete parapet Bearings: 3/4" Neoprene pads; 1" stainless steel anchor bolts
  • Bridge Joints: Pourable silicone sealant
  • Wearing Surface: 3/8" epoxy/basalt polymer concrete

Design Criteria:

  • Live Load: HS25
  • Deflection Limit: L/800
  • Analysis Method: Finite Element Model

Performance:

  • Load Ratings: Inventory: HS118 (212 tons) Operating: HS158 (284 tons)
  • Load Testing: The structure proved to be stiffer and under less strain than predicted.
  • Testing: NYSDOT Engineering Research and Development Bureau
  • Cost: Total Project: $395,000, Superstructure design & fabrication: $115,560 ($140/sf)

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Photo of Route 248 Bridge over Bennetts Creek

Photo of Route 248 Bridge over Bennetts Creek

Updated: 08/07/2013
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