CABLE STAYED STATIC LINEAR ANALYSIS FOR THE CAPTAIN WILLIAM MOORE CREEK BRIDGE

A 300-ft cable-stayed bridge, located on the highway between Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Canada, is used to carry loaded ore trucks that weigh approximately 160,000 lbs and normal light traffic that consists of campers, buses, and automobiles. The bridge is a two-lane structure with a laminated timber deck supported by transverse floor beams spanning two stiffened ASTM A588 steel box girders. The box girders have 20-, 30-, 123-, and 127-ft span lengths. The bridge was instrumented to evaluate the static live-load performance when subjected to a loaded ore truck. Experimental strains and deflections were recorded and compared with a static elastic two-dimensional finite element model. The 2-D model provided satisfactory results with symmetric loads.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 121 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AK-RD-90-08A, INE 88.44
  • Contract Numbers: 88-7
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM