Field Monitoring of the I-295 Bridge Over the James River: Instrumentation, Installation and Construction Period Studies: Interim Report

Report No: 88-R23

Published in 1988

About the report:

This report reviews the various techniques considered for instrumenting the Rte. 1-295 cable-stayed bridge over the James River near Richmond, Virginia. From this review an instrumentation plan is developed to meet the following objectives: 1. to determine the live load stress range in several critical cable stays, 2. to obtain data that will indicate the magnitude of the torques introduced into the cable-stayed box girders as a result of service loads and stay cable forces, 3. to obtain thermal gradient data for a typical box girder section, pylon section, and stay cable, 4. to evaluate the performance of the delta frame assemblies that connect the two box segment roadways to the central, single plane, stay-cable system. The instrumentation and data acquisition systems to be used to accomplish these objectives' are presented and discussed in the report.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Thomas Thaxton Baber, Marvin H. Hilton

Last updated: December 29, 2023

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