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August 8, 2015
Geotechnical Experts on site Today Developing a Plan at Wildcat Creek Bridge
TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. – Geotechnical experts observed conditions at the I-65 northbound bridge over Wildcat Creek today and are working to test and analyze the soils and develop a detailed plan to address and prevent further pier settlement.
INDOT Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson briefed Governor Mike Pence by phone today and he is monitoring the situation.
Structural engineers monitoring the I-65 northbound bridge over the Wildcat Creek noticed movement in the riverbank pier and ordered the bridge closed Friday afternoon. An estimated reopening date for the bridge will not be known until soils testing and analysis is completed. INDOT will work to provide updates as new information is available.
I-65 northbound merges to one lane and is diverted onto U.S. 52 at Exit 141 north of Lebanon. Follow U.S. 52 north for nearly 17 miles, then turn left at State Road 28. Follow S.R. 28 west for about 10 miles, then turn right onto U.S. 231. Follow U.S. 231 north for about 33 miles until it intersects I-65 again in White County.
INDOT thanks the motoring public for their patience while engineers and other experts work to safely reopen the bridge. INDOT is installing temporary traffic signals at the S.R. 28 intersections with U.S. 52 and U.S. 231. Until those are completed late on Sunday, INDOT and law enforcement staff are helping to direct traffic.
INDOT engineers are monitoring traffic flow on U.S. 231 signals and adjusting timing patterns. INDOT has asked contractors to suspend work where the official detour rejoins I-65 in White County.
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The Geotechnical Engineering program within CEE at Illinois has educated generations of experts in the use of natural material such as soil and rock in combination with engineered material such as concrete, steel and geosynthetics, in the design of dams, tunnels, on-shore and off-shore reclamation for airports, landfills, deep excavations, and foundations for structures of all kinds.
Alumni of CEE’s Geotechnical Engineering program have made significant contributions to major projects like subway systems in the nation’s largest cities, the Hoover Dam and the World Trade Center. Today, geotechnical engineering faculty members have expertise in earthquake engineering, soil mechanics behavior, foundation engineering, rock mechanics and tunneling, and advanced numerical modeling techniques.
Research interests of the Geotechnical Engineering faculty include:
- Deep excavations
- Earthquake engineering
- Numerical modeling
- Static and dynamic Soil-structure interaction.
- Engineering properties, construction problems, and ground modification technology in soft clays and silts, stiff clays and soft rocks, and granular materials
- Soil-structure interaction
- Reliability-based design
- Mechanically stabilized earth and earth support systems
- Ground improvement methods and their effect on structures
- Soil liquefaction during earthquakes
- The static and seismic stability of natural and excavated slopes
A 30-foot section of a bridge on the 10 Freeway in Desert Center east of Coachella co
A 30-foot section of a bridge on the 10 Freeway in Desert Center east of Coachella collapsed Sunday, closing Interstate 10 indefinitely.
The 10 Freeway was shut down from Desert Center to the Arizona state line as a result of the bridge collapse and heavy flooding, authorities said.
llapsed Sunday, closing Interstate 10 indefinitely.
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