INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE FRACTURED GIRDER IN BRIDGE NO. 9800, T.H. 56 OVER MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
A detailed study of the fractured girder in Bridge 9800 (LaFayette Bridge) over the Mississippi River was made using material from the cracked girder. The results of the study indicate the fracture of a main girder of the LaFayette Street Bridge was due to the formation of a fatigue crack in the lateral bracing gusset to transverse stiffener weld.
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Minnesota Department of Highways408 Highway Building
St Paul, MN United States 55155
- Fisher, J W
- Pense, A W
- Roberts, R
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 55 p.
- TRT Terms: Bracing; Cracking; Fatigue (Mechanics); Fracture mechanics; Girder bridges; Transverse stiffeners
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fracture
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00139788
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: MNHW-5-380-75-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: State Study No. 1
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM