Establish Representative Pier Types for Comprehensive Study: Eastern United States

This report describes bridge types and seismic design and detailing procedures typical of the eastern part of the United States. The report contains examples taken from state bridge plans and actual bridge designs. Some of the examples comply with current seismic provisions, while other represent older designs made before these requirements were introduced. Advantages and disadvantages of various bridge configurations and details with respect to seismic behavior are discussed. Historical accounts of changes in bridge design and detailing practices are also included.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 114p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCEER-96-0005
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-92-C-00112
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2008 1:34PM