Michigan DOT and LTU deploying carbon fiber reinforced bridge components to reach goal of 100-year bridges
January 12, 2022
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is continuing to deploy carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components as a way to reach their goal of bridges that last 100 years.
Calling it “game changing technology,” MDOT said that since 2011, it has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield to research carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams. The research, the department said, has moved from the lab into the field and that some projects have been deployed.
“The aim is bridges that last a century with minimal maintenance,” said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. “This technology, developed here in Michigan, is becoming wildly popular all over the country.”
Read more about the project on transportationtodaynews.com.