Welcome to the Nebraska Outdoor Bridge Laboratory Webpage!
This project is externally supported by the Nebraska Department of Transporation under project award: SB-11.
The facility site has one overarching objective to transform two bridge sites (for a total of three bridges) into a national research and educational facility for bridge health and testing. This allows access for nondestructive evaluation and destructive test verifications. Furthermore, this site is set up to permit future research projects and identify strategic directions for this first-of-its-kind facility on realistic aging infrastructure. This involves using decommissioned and under-used steel and concrete bridge structures in Nebraska.