LTBP Program’s Literature Review on Weigh-in-Motion Systems
Truck size and weight are regulated using Federal and State legislation and policies to ensure safety and preserve bridge and high infrastructure. Weigh-in-motion (WIM) systems can capture the weight and other defining
characteristics of the vehicles actually using the Nation’s highways, providing important loading-related data that is essential for evaluating the performance of transportation infrastructure. As part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program’s Technical Assistance Contract, a literature review of the state of the practice was performed for WIM systems installed in pavements and on bridges. This literature review focused on the development of WIM systems, concepts for measuring axle loads, the applications of WIM sensors for pavements, and recent advancements in bridge WIM system.