The paper describes an ultimate load test on a short-span simply supported bridge having six rolled-steel girders and a noncomposite deck slab. The 40-year-old Stoney Creek bridge in London, Ontario, Canada is described, and the details of the testing procedure are given. The readings from the instruments are presented, and their interpretation is discussed. It was found that bearing restraint forces reduced the bending moment at midspan by a minimum of 11%; and that the transverse load distribution pattern of the bridge improves by a relatively small margin as the ultimate limit is approached. These and other findings are discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 00622592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM