LOAD TESTS TO COLLAPSE ON MASONRY ARCH BRIDGES

This paper describes a series of load tests to failure or near failure on eleven masonry arch bridges undertaken between 1984 and 1994. The series covered a wide variety of spans, materials and conditions and a wide variety of maximum loads and failure modes were achieved. The series provides valuable calibration data for arch bridge assessment methods both now and in the future. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 289-98

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2048-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM