This article discusses the collection and analysis of field data on bridge movements and the ability of bridges to tolerate these movements. It was concluded that many bridges, depending upon kind of span, length of span, and kind of construction material, can tolerate significant levels of differential settlement without sustaining intolerable structural damage. However, the horizontal movement of substructure elements was found to be more critical than vertical movement.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Moulton, L K
    • Kula, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00331351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM