Gateway to Columbus
The Columbus Gateway Arch Bridge is an innovative twin ribbed steel arch structure with a post-tensioned composite concrete deck, transverse post-tensioned composite steel box girders...

Bridge to the Future
The experimental Roize Bridge, near Grenoble, France, features an innovative composite space truss and unique modular construction methods for efficiency and economy. The Roize Bridge...

The French Composite: A Bridge for Normandy
Aside from its record breaking 856 m span, the most important fact about France's 2,141 m Pont de Normandie—the Normandy Bridge—is that it is being built at all. The bridge...

Estimating Load Impacts on Highway Structures Using the National Bridge Inventory Database
The issuance of single and multiple permits to operate vehicles exceeding legal weight limits, along with the policy-level analysis of bridge impacts induced by changes in vehicle size...

Wind Design and Analysis for the Normandy Bridge
The Normandy Bridge will represent an important progress in the field of cable-stayed bridges, with a main span 856-metre long. This paper explains how the design has been oriented to...

Aeroelastic Study of Long Span Suspension Bridges: the Messina Crossing
This paper deals with wind actions on long-span suspension bridges. Particular reference is made to the Messina Strait Crossing. Problems encountered in this study, both for deck and towers,...

Wind Tunnel Testing for the Great Belt East Suspension Bridge
This paper provides an overview of model tests conducted to study and predict the aerodynamic behavior of the proposed streamlined box-girder suspension bridge for the Great Belt Link....

Wind Resistant Design Manual for Highway Bridges
'Wind resistant design manual for highway bridges in Japan' has been published in 1991. Before publication of this manual, there were no authorized wind resistant manuals which can be...

Investigation of a Failed Concrete Joist System
The failure and distress of concrete joists contained in the promenade roof deck of a one-story, college, lecture hall building initiated an extensive investigation to determine the cause...

Design of the Main Bridge of the Huachiang Bridge
The Huachiang Bridge will be reconstructed by erecting the deck structure in two steps to avoid reducing or interfering with the bridge's traffic flow. Both the analysis and the detailed...

Parametric Study of Cable-Stayed Bridges Response Due to Traffic-Induced Vibration
The dynamic response of long-span cable-stayed bridges due to moving traffic loads is investigated utilizing three-dimensional models. Modal analysis is conducted using the deformed dead-load...

Response of Concrete Filled Grid Decks Under Static Loads
This paper briefly discusses the bending strength and stiffness of concrete filled grid decks that are subjected to static loads. The influence of design parameters (traffic flow direction,...

Lateral Bracing of Plate Girders Using Deck Forms
The initial results of a study of the ability of stay-in-place steel deck forms to stabilize bridge girders during construction is presented. The analytical and experimental results to...

Influence of Diaphragms on the Overall Performance of Bridges
Field data collected during vehicular loading has been used to evaluate the performance of diaphragms in composite steel plate girder bridges. This has included comparisons with finite...

Composite Beams and Joists
Composite beams and joists used as flexural members in multistory steel-frame buildings are considered. Research results have shown that present design values for headed shear studs, used...

Performance and Serviceability of Composite Floors
Concrete slabs on steel deck are the most common type of floor system in use today. This system of construction is particularly advantageous when ultimate strength design (LRFD) is used....

Vibration and Impact in Skewed Steel Bridges
The vibration and impact of skewed multigirder bridges due to vehicles moving across rough bridge deck are studied. The bridges are modeled as grillage beam systems. The vehicle is simulated...

Remote Monitoring of a Stressed Timber Bridge Deck
The long term behavior of a CCA treated stressed timber deck bridge is being monitored, at present, using a remote data acquisition system. The bridge which is located in Gray, Maine was...

Finite Element Representation of Approach Slabs
Approaches to bridges are designed to provide a smooth and safe transition from the highway pavement to the bridge deck and back to the highway pavement. Generally this transition area,...

Grillage Analogy for Multigirder Bridges
Grillage analogy is a method frequently used to simulate the structural response of highway bridges with reinforced concrete deck and steel girders. This approach saves substantial efforts...

 

 

 

 

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