Seismic Design and Performance of Railroad Bridges

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering

Abstract: 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: Railroad bridges | Bridge design | Seismic design | Rail transportation | Seismic tests | Load and resistance factor design | Damage (structural) | North America | Japan | Asia | United States

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