Inspecting Town Bridges in Connecticut

by Surendra K. Ojha, (M.ASCE), Chf. Bridge Engr.; Macchi Engineers, Hartford, Conn.,
Josef Womelsdorf, Proj. Mgr.; Macchi Engineers, Hartford, Conn.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 7, Pg. 62-64

Document Type: Feature article


A federally financed inventory and inspection program for town bridges was carried out in Connecticut. This article describes how the authors' firm inspected 343 bridges of all types, assessed their condition and extent of deterioration, and reported their recommendations for rehabilitation. Forty-five percent were found to be either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Photos of interesting structures and some major cases of deterioration are included.

Subject Headings: Inspection | Bridges | Deterioration | Federal government | Inventories | Bridge tests | Rehabilitation | Case studies | Connecticut | United States

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