The Parking Problem
Corrosion of parking garage decks has become a multi-billion dollar problem, caused primarily by deicing salts that seep into the concrete and attack reinforcing steel. Design and construction...

U.S. Navy's First Double Deck Pier
The present single level concept of pier construction limits the pier-side service to the fleet. With the ever increasing requirements for utilities to the ships, and maintenance and training...

Tacoma Terminals Pier Designed for Economy
This pier is a representative and highly refined sample of what is known as the Puget Sound system of construction, an economical system that maintains the durability necessary in the...

Berthing Impact Force Distribution on Pile Supported Pier Structures
This paper investigates the degree to which a berthing impact force is distributed to the pile bents of batter pile supported pier structures. A procedure is developed to estimate the...

Rehabbing under Traffic
Redecking the Golden Gate Bridge with a light weight orthotropic steel plate deck left the 49 year old monument 11,000 tons lighter, 2 feet wider, and ready to carry traffic for the next...

Restoration of Navy LTA (Lighter Than Air) Hangars
In 1942 and 1943 the Government constructed a series of 16 blimp hangars at ten Naval Air Stations along the east coast, west coast and gulf coast. The hangars erected in pairs housed...

Timber in Bridges of West Coast
Experience has shown that timber can function very well as a bridge material. Proper inspection procedures combined with a structured maintenance program can improve the performance of...

Response of R/C Bridge Decks Under Fatigue

Static and Fatigue Tests of Simulated Bridge Decks

Steel Bridge Counterattack
In bridges, for years steel has been losing market share to concrete, but now the steel industry is making an impressive comeback. One reason is use of load-factor design, which has cut...

Filling the Cracks
Engineers, highway officials, and manufacturers are working together to develop new products to rehabilitate cracked bridge decks. Polymer concrete overlays are among the many remedies...

Celebrating a Conquest
During construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which marked its 50th anniversary on Nov. 11, 1986, great public attention was paid to the high-climbing steelworkers, but...

Experimental Assessment of Performance of Bridges
Among the papers in this book, five assessed the global bridge behavior and the three concentrated on bridge decks. The bridges assessed include prestressed steel plate girder and truss...

Golden Gate Bridge: Deck Replacement
A major inspection of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1968-69 found the reinforced concrete roadway of the Bridge to have widespread defects and local failures. Further investigations found...

Financing the Golden Gate Bridge—Past and Present
This paper discusses the financial side of the project, which was a very innovative solution that provided federal revenue not only for the Bridge Redecking Project, but more importantly...

The Estimation of Ice Loads From Caisson Deformations Gulf Canada Molikpaq
The Gulf Canada Resources Mobile Arctic Caisson 'Molikpaq' is a bottom founded steel exploration platform capable of year-round operation in the Beaufort Sea....

Proposed Design Criteria for Composite Steel Deck Slabs
Composite steel deck slabs have continued to gain popularity; today they are one of the predominant means of floor slab construction in most typical buildings. The term 'composite...

Composite Bridge Design in Germany
A span length between 40 m and 12 m has been regarded as optimal up to the mid-60's for a composite design to compete with prestressed concrete or steel alternatives. With...

Composite Steel Deck Bridge: An Experimental Study
Composite steel decks with steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) were developed, aiming to improve the durability of the deck pavement and to increase the rigidity of the deck plate in...

Timber Bridge Decks
The portion of the nation's 500,000 bridge decks that are made of timber has been declining for years, as the old timber ones on secondary road bridges are rebuilt, in most...

 

 

 

 

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