DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW YORK STATE'S COMPREHENSIVE BRIDGE SAFETY ASSURANCE PROGRAM

Since 1990 the New York State Department of Transportation has been proactively involved in the planning, development, and implementation of its long-range comprehensive bridge safety assurance program. This program will be integrated into the department's bridge management system to provide important safety-based bridge information for capital and maintenance program planning. The development and implementation of procedures used to assess the vulnerability of existing bridges to six potential causes or modes of failure--hydraulic, structural steel detail deficiencies, collision, overload, structural concrete detail deficiencies, and earthquake--are discussed. Furthermore, the development and implementation of an overall bridge safety assurance policy aimed at the design and construction of new bridges, retrofitting bridges during their planned rehabilitation, and programming the remaining bridges for necessary actions to eliminate or reduce their vulnerability to catastrophic failure are also discussed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 187-196
  • Monograph Title: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 28-30, 1995. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 2 VOLUMES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061091
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1995 12:00AM