BRIDGE CAPACITY. ASSESSMENT AND CONTROL OF POSTING, PERMIT AND LEGAL VEHICLE LOADS. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT. INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGE MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, MARCH 28-30, 1990

Several recent projects conducted by the author have concerned new methods for bridge evaluation, including strength capacity and safe life assessment. These projects have led to new AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) proposals for capacity evaluation and flexible methods for regulating safe loads on bridges. Economic pressure to revise truck weight regulations have also been considered. Proposals for evaluating permit trucks for different highway classifications have been reported. A comprehensive study of optimal truck weight regulations to balance vehicle productivity with increased costs for bridge repairs and replacement have been studied. These projects have been supported by the US Transportation Reseach Board and various state agencies.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830553.

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  • Authors:
    • Moses, F
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00606652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM