Pilot Proof-Load Test on Viaduct de Beek: Case Study

Eva O.L. Lantsoght, Rutger T. Koekkoek, Cor Van Der Veen, Dick A. Hordijk, Ane De Boer

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For existing bridges, proof-load testing can be a suitable assessment method. This paper addresses the evaluation of a posted reinforced concrete slab bridge over a highway through proof-load testing, detailing the preparation, execution, and analysis of the test. As the target proof-load and the required measurements for proof-load testing currently are not well-defined in the existing codes, this pilot case was used to develop and evaluate proposed recommendations for proof-load testing for a future guideline on proof-load testing for the Netherlands. Moreover, the pilot proof-load test is used to study the feasibility of proof-load testing for both shear and flexure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5017014
JournalJournal of Bridge Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Assessment
  • Bridge maintenance
  • Bridge tests
  • Concrete slabs
  • Field tests
  • Flexural strength
  • Shear strength


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