An experimental investigation was conducted on a curved box beam bridge near Baltimore, Maryland. The test was designed to examine both dead and live load responses of the bridge. The experimental results from these tests were then compared to the results obtained by an anlaytical solution and to the values expected from the designer's evaluation. The correlation of the analytical and experimental results establishes the effectiveness of and confidence in the analytical method in predicting the behavior of a curved box girder bridge. A comparison of the design predictions and the measured responses of the bridge indicates the design is generally conservative and in a few areas suggests a possible relaxation of the conservative assumptions. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study sponsored by the Maryland Department of Transportation and prepared in cooperation with U.S. Department of Transportation, FHWA for the study "Box and I-Curved Bridges."
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Authors:
    • Buchanan, J D
    • Yoo, C H
    • Heins Jr, C P
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 163 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 59 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AW 75-133-46
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM