Seismic Design and Performance of Railroad Bridges

by Joy Pauschke, Northern Illinois Univ, DeKalb, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering


Damage to railroad bridges during earthquakes in the United States and Japan is summarized. Research tasks are outlined to develop seismic design and retrofit criteria for railroad bridges.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Railroad bridges | Load and resistance factor design | Seismic design | Rail transportation | Damage (structural) | Rehabilitation | Seismic tests | Japan | Asia | United States

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