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Completed FRP Deck Projects

NYSDOT Profile Sheet: Route 367 over Bentley Creek


  • Location: 1/2 north of PA state line, Village of Wellsburg, Chemung County, NY
  • Feature Carried: NY State Route 367; Feature Crossed: Bentley Creek
  • Bridge Identification Number 6/5 1046800


  • Owner: New York State Department of Transportation
  • Constructor: NYS Region 6 Bridge Maintenance and Maintenance Residency 6-2
  • Deck Manufacturer: Hardcore Composites, New Castle, DE
  • Engineer-of Record: Wagh Engineers, PC, New York, NY


  • Project Type: Deck replacement with related bridge rehabilitation & painting
  • Removal of concrete deck May 1998. Steel repairs July 1998. Steel grate deck installed Nov.1998
  • Painting by contract: July, August 1999
  • Removal of steel grate deck: September 7, 1999
  • Opened to traffic with FRP deck: October 4, 1999

Site Data:

  • Highway Type: Rural major collector
  • Traffic Volume: 3248 vehicles per day, 7% trucks
  • Land use: Suburban

Structure Data:

  • Structure Type: single span Warren truss on concrete abutments
  • Bridge Length: 140' Width curb to curb: 24' Skew: 27 degrees
  • Deck Type: 32 psf - 14" deep fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) slab supported on floorbeams at 14' c.c.
  • Materials: E-glass reinforced vinyl ester composite with "cell core" SCRIMP technology
  • Bridge Railing: Double box beam mounted on trusses
  • Drainage: Two scuppers with removable grates cast in deck, FRP curb
  • Bridge Joints: Pourable silicone sealant
  • Wearing Surface: 3/8" epoxy/basalt polymer concrete

Deck Design Criteria:

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


  • Truss Load Ratings: Operating level before = H30 (30 tons); after = H85 (85 tons)
  • Deck Ratings: Inventory HS85 (154 Tons); Operating HS 115 (207 Tons)
  • Load Testing: The structure proved to be stiffer and under less strain than predicted.
  • Testing: NYSDOT Engineering Research and Development Bureau, University of Buffalo
  • Total Project Cost: $876,000, FRP deck design & fabrication: $429,000 ($121/sf)

Project Leader:

Photo: Route 367 over Bently Creek placing deck section

Photo: NYSDOT Region 6 Bridge Maintenance group picture

Updated: 08/07/2013
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