COST-EFFECTIVE METHODOLOGY FOR THE REHABILITATION AND REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGES

A cost-effective methodology was developed using mathematical models for rehabilitation and replacement which are based on generalized cash flow diagrams. The models present a least cost solution to bridge work based on the service life of the bridge and considering the time value of money. The effect of inflation can also be taken into account. A microcomputer program for the Apple IIe is given to solve the mathematical models. Example solutions are also presented. A related report, FHWA/PA 84-003, A Collection of Attempted Maintenance Force Remedial Bridge Work, describes and illustrates 36 repair standards and methods in 21 selected maintenance rehabilitation systems. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Building
    University Park, PA  United States  16802

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Commonwealth and Forster Streets
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Weyers, R E
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-84-004 Final Rpt., PTI 8324
  • Contract Numbers: Research Pro. 81-4
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM