Five discussions of a paper with the aforementioned title by Veshosky, Beidleman, Buetow, and Demir, published in this journal (Volume 120, Number 7, July 1994), are presented. Four of the discussers--Bruschi, Kratky, Wolchuk, and Yanev--comment on the relationship between superstructure condition rating and age, mostly disagreeing with the authors who report the relationship to be convex. Yanev agrees with the authors. Discussers Puri, Kratky, Wolchuk, and Yanev cite as determinants of bridge deterioration factors other than those that were included in the regression analyses, noting references in the paper to the relatively weak explanatory power of some of the regression equations and the potential effect of omitted variables. Wolchuk and Puri criticize certain terms in the paper and comment on a lack of clarity. Brushci comments that the use of the National Bridge Inventory for such studies is inappropriate. Discussions are followed by closure from authors Veshosky and Beidleman.

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  • Authors:
    • Veshosky, D
    • Beidleman, C R
    • Buetow, G W
    • Demir, M
  • Discussers:
    • Bruschi, M G
    • Kratky, R J
    • Puri, SPS
    • Wolchuk, R
    • Yanev, B S
  • Publication Date: 1996-6


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  • Accession Number: 00726099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 23 1996 12:00AM