A PRAGMATIC APPROACH IN RATING HIGHWAY BRIDGES

A procedure is presented for rating highway bridges for regulation loads without causing yielding of the bridge materials. The procedure consists of three major parts: the measurement of regulation loads with a load measure, the yield capapcity calculations of bridge members, and the ratings for various traffic conditions. The importance of accurate ratings, which will form the basis for making decisions pertaining to bridge upgrading and traffic control, is recognized. The results of the actual application of the procedure were found to be satisfactory in the strengthening programs of many existing bridges and in issuing overload permits. The procedure is considered to be simple, direct, and practical.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 53-59
  • Monograph Title: Second bridge engineering conference. volumes 1 and 2
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03090036593
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM