The capabilities of Oklahoma State University with regards to bridges and structures
has a very extensive compared to many others.
The BCEL has a 6,000 ft2 strong floor is supported by 90 gallons per minute hydraulic pump that can provide
hydraulic power for both large-scale static and fatigue testing. Large objects such
as full-scale bridges or columns can be constructed and load tested to failure. A
20-ton overhead crane with a 30 feet hook height can assist in the testing process
of full sized frames and structures for testing. There is structural measurement and
monitoring equipment for use during the testing. Also for small sample compressive
strengths, flexural strength, or tension strength testing, a hydraulic machine with
the capabilities of 330,000 psi.