INSPECTION AND REHABILITATION OF STEEL TRUSSES FOR HIGHWAY BRIDGES. 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

Steel trusses played an important role in the development of highway transportation in the United States between 1870 and 1940. In this period of time, numerous patented structural steel (and wrought iron) structures were designed and constructed by engineers/contractors on major state highways and rural county roads. Many of these structures have been replaced over the years but still a sufficient number remain today. The subject of this paper is to describe the methods and procedures involved in extending the useful life and upgrading of these older truss bridges into structures that can safely support modern and heavier loadings. The author has selected three types of trusses for a detailed presentation.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830553.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Lichtenstein, A G
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606676
  • 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