Composite Twin Tub Bridge Erection Intersection of Interstate I-84 and I-94 in Hartford, Connecticut
Curved bridge erection requires detailed preparation by the contractor, plus a sharing of responsibility and liability between the owner, designer of the new structure and the contractor....

Lifeline Design of Bridges
An analysis and design procedure is presented for retrofitting steel girder bridges that may experience the loss of a pier or column. Multispan and continuous grider bridges are treated....

Examples of System Optimization and Reliability in Bridge Design
The objective of this paper is to present examples of system optimization and reliability in bridge inelastic design. The optimum solution is defined as the bridge of least weight, subject...

Qualitative Design for Safety and Reliability
This work aims at developing a fundamental methodology for the qualitative reliability design of machines and structures to cope with the present situation of small production with a wide...

Redundancy Evaluation of Steel Girder Bridges
The focus of this paper is on the use of redundancy measures in the evaluation of bridge systems. The emphasis is on the definition of system redundancy measures suitable for use by bridge...

San Diego Study Promotes Box Girder Bridge

Segmental Box Girder Links I-90 in Idaho

Expressway Centerpiece
The center span of the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge, better known as the Dame Point Bridge over the St. Johns River at Jacksonville, Fla., is the country's longest cable...

Behavior of Plates Under Partial Edge Loading
This paper addresses one of the common problems in designing thin-walled members, the ability of the shape to accommodate in-plane concentrated loads. Specific areas in which the problem...

Hysteresis Studies Including Post Buckling of Angle Web-Members for Truss-Type Girders
The paper presents analytical studies of the buckling capacities and hysteresis behavior of angle-web members of truss-type girders. The eccentricity between the loading point and the...

Aestetics of Bridges Constructed by Dopravni Stavby, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
A survey of bridge concepts built in recent years by the State Enterprise Dopravni Stavby, Olomouc that ranks among the largest building trade firms in Czechoslovakia. This firm chooses...

Optimization of Cable Prestresses of Cable Stayed Bridges Based on Minimum Strain Energy Criterion
In this study, an attempt is made to determine the optimum cable prestresses based on the strain energy criterion. The validity of the strain energy criterion on the optimum cable prestresses...

Fatigue and Fracture Evaluation of Riveted Bridge Members
Among the major concerns of bridge engineers today are the fatigue damages that have been accumulated in riveted members and the safety of riveted structures. Many of these structures...

Fatigue Strength of Corroded Rolled Beams
Highway and railway bridges fabricated from ASTM A7, A36, and A572 steels will corrode if the paint system is allowed to fail for lack of maintenance. Corroding members lose cross section...

A Method of Computing Impact and Fatigue Life in the Railway Steel Girder Bridge
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the dynamic interactions between an steel girder bridge and a moving freight train. A non-linear, 100-ton, freight car vehicle model and a 70-ft...

Fatigue Evaluation of a Riveted Railroad Bridge
An 83 year old railroad bridge was analyzed for fatigue based on historical records such as the original schedules. Based on the number of cycles to date, corresponding to an effective...

Application of Fiber-Composites in Civil Engineering
Two potential applications of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced-Plastics (GFRP) in civil engineering type structures are investigated: (1) GFRP rebars in concrete beams; (2) strengthening of concrete...

Aerodynamic Improvements for Plate-Girder Bridges
This paper describes the application of wind tunnel tests on plate-girder cable-stayed bridges to ensure that the cross-section will not be susceptible to wind-induced oscillations. Information...

Concrete Bridges � State-of-the-Art
The paper reviews the types of concrete bridge decks in most common use today, with particular emphasis on recent developments. Current trends in substructures and foundations are also...

Equilibrium-Serviceability Design of Hyperstatic P. C. Beams
A practical flexural design procedure for continuous prestressed concrete girders based on simulataneously ensuring specified margins of safety against both limit states of section and...

 

 

 

 

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