CONSIDERATIONS FOR RETROFITTING BRIDGES

The goal of retrofitting is to increase the seismic resistance of a bridge to minimize the probability of total collapse. Retrofitting should eliminate or reduce the hazard to human life as much as possible. If practical, critical bridges should be able to carry emergency vehicles after being damaged. It is not practical or economically feasible to retrofit a bridge so that it will have the same seismic resistance as a new structure designed to current specifications. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seismic Research for Highway Bridges (US-Japan Program) is a collection of Papers Reprinted Directly from the United States-Japan Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR) Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects; and the Proceedings of the US-Japan Seminars on Repair and Retrofit of Structures, 1979 to 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • DEGENKOLB, O H
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Accession Number: 00394022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM