Dynamic Testing of Curved Bridge — Huyck Stream

by William L. Armstrong, Struct. Res. Engr.; Federal Highway Admin., Ofc. of Res., Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 9, Pg. 2015-2030

Document Type: Journal Paper


A curved steel girder bridge was field tested in Rensselaer, New York. Described are the results of the tests in terms of measurements of stress, deflection, rotation, and general behavior of the structure. The bridge tested is a four-girder, simple-span structure with center line span length of 95 ft, and center line radius of 162 ft built with radial supports. The test vehicle was a semitrailer combination which was loaded to simulate as HS20-44 design loading. Dynamic as well as static (crawl) runs were performed.

Subject Headings: Bridge tests | Dynamic tests | Curvature | Rivers and streams | Structural behavior | Load tests | Vehicle loads | Load factors | Girder bridges | Load combinations | North America | United States | New York

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