American Society of Civil Engineers

The Demand Analysis of Emergency Management of Large Bridge under Emergency Events

by Yuming Jiang, (School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 210096. E-mail:, Jian Lu, (School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 200240. E-mail:, and Shengxue Zhu, (School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 210096)
Section: Traffic Safety and Emergency Management, pp. 1958-1965, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2011: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems
Abstract: In order to improve the capability of traffic emergency management on a large bridge and ensure the safe use of the bridge, the demand for the bridge in a traffic emergency, e.g., traffic accidents or severe weather conditions, must be analyzed. A review of the possible circumstances when an emergency involves traffic safety or causes traffic congestion was conducted. Emergencies are ranked in accordance with criteria, such as the sphere of influence and severity of potential accidents. Additional research will examine the corresponding emergency measures to meet emergency management needs.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Emergency management
Traffic safety