PERIODIC NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF IN-SERVICE METAL BRIDGES

Metal bridges are subject to in-service fracture problems mainly caused by fatigue. This report considers the prevention of bridge failure by the performance of periodic nondestructive evaluations. Differences in visual and other nondestructive inspections are discussed. The use of preliminary inspection strategies for proper testing also is presented. The suitability of common types of nondestructive testing bridge inspections also are included. (Author)

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. Study Title, Evaluation of Bridge Performance for Construction and Maintenance.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Kentucky Transportation Center
    College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

    200 Mero Street
    Frankfort, KY  United States  40622

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hopwood III, T
    • Deen, R C
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTRP-84-4
  • Contract Numbers: 84-95
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1987 12:00AM