LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE MANITOU BRIDGE

The Manitou Bridge is a 40 meter long, 3-span open spandrel arch bridge in the recreation area of Toronto Island. This report describes the tests undertaken to obtain a realistic estimate of its load carrying capacity. The response of the structure to both vehicular and pedestrian loads was monitored through deflection transducers, uni-axial temperature compensated electrical resistance strain gauges and temperature gauges. The data from the strain gauges and deflection transducers were recorded through a computer based multi-channel data acquisition system. The tests included: a temperature study of the bridge, load testing to determine the capacity of the bridge to carry overall vehicle weights, load testing of the deck slab and floor beams to determine their capacity to sustain individual wheel loads; and testing of the cantilever overhang of the deck slab to test its capacity to carry pedestrian load.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ontario Ministry of Transportation & Communic, Can

    Research and Development Division, 1201 Wilson Avenue
    Downsview, ONo M3M 1J8,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Bakht, B
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 80-SRR-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM