Seismic Study of Historic Bridges in Eastern United States

by Constantine C. Spyrakos, (M.ASCE), West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Emory L. Kemp, (F.ASCE), West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Ramesh Venkatareddy, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

The main objective of this paper is to study the Barrackville bridge and its response in resisting static and seismic loads. Since the design was based on controlled deflections, the analyses demonstrated that the bridge was designed and built for a high factor of safety.



Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Historic buildings | Bridges | Structural safety | Load and resistance factor design | Earthquake resistant structures | Wood structures | United States

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