THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Transportation Research Board
Committee for the Study on Performance of Bridges
Performance of Bridges That Received Funding Under the Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program
Requested by Congress in P.L. 114-94
, The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015, this new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides an analysis of the performance of bridges that received Innovative Bridge Research and Construction Program (IBRC) funding and the extent that they met the goals of the program. The committee also provides an analysis of the utility, compared to conventional materials and technologies, of the innovative materials and technologies used in IBRC projects in meeting needs for a sustainable and low life-cycle cost transportation system. The report provides recommendations to Congress on how the installed and life-cycle costs of bridges could be reduced through the use of innovative materials and technologies, as well as a summary of future research that may be needed.