Scour: No. 1 Destroyer of Bridges

Overview of Long-Span Bridge Assessment History
This section gives a brief overview of long-span bridge assessment history. Also included are a few cases of long-span bridge failure and lack of assessment....

Review of Bridge Performance and Its Parameters
This section contains a review of bridge performance and its parameters. Topics include definition of lifetime performance and kinds of functioning for bridge performance....

Compiled Database on the Long-Span Bridges
This section briefly discusses the database that was created in order to establish the number and types of all the vital long-span bridges in the USA....

Delineation of Six General Performance Assessment Categories
This section delineates six general assessment categories for long-span bridges....

Performance Assessments of Other Essential Bridges
This section provides a brief statement on long-span bridges outside the scope of this study....

Main Conclusions and Recommendations
This section briefly comments on main conclusions and recommendations for engineering assessments of long-span bridges....

Subsequent Actions for Capturing, Improving, and Securing Performance
This section briefly comments on the need for follow-up engineering assessment work and coordination in order to achieve the needed accomplishments of capturing the long-span bridge performance...

Tabulation of Long-Span Bridges in the United States

Design of Isolated Structures
This chapter examines the design of isolated structures. Topics include governing design codes; design of isolated buildings; design of isolated bridges and viaducts; and issues related...

Reconstructed With Precision
Rehabilitating a heavily traveled crossing while traffic continues to flow is a complicated endeavor. Add the attention to detail required to preserve the character of a historic 1920's...

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
Sponsored by the Forensic Engineering Practice Committee of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This report provides the fundamentals...

A Higher Profile
After an extensive inspection revealed severe corrosion to the substructure of a low-lying bridge over salt water in Norfolk, Virginia, engineers devised a retrofit that included vertical...

Observations on Low-Speed Aeroelasticity
A brief history of developments in the field of low-speed aeroelasticity is provided in the context of application to long-span bridge structures. The paper begins with summary of some...

Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Structural Steels
The main objective of this paper is to provide engineers with data on thickness loss of structural steel members resulting from corrosion. To this end, the writers have collected atmospheric...

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction—State-of-the-Art Review
A concise state-of-the-art survey of fiber-reinforced polymer (also known as fiber-reinforced plastic) composites for construction applications in civil engineering is presented. The paper...

Regal Crossing
The 475 m long, asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge recently constructed in Bangkok at the behest of the king of Thailand features gold-colored stays, a sleek, enclosed deck structure, and...

First of Its Kind
The crossing designed to replace the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, in New Haven, Connecticut, appears to be a cable-stayed bridge with unusually short towers but in fact is an extradosed...

Keeping It Rolling
Thanks to a complex construction staging scheme and a temporary tieback support system, workers were able to rehabilitate an aging rolling lift bridge in Boston....

Island in the Mur
Floating atop an immense pontoon like a shimmering seashell, this elliptical island of steel and glass in the middle of an Austrian river—an inventive, unconventional bridge—was designed...

 

 

 

 

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