PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGES IN JANUARY 1997 HYOGOKEN NANBU (KOBE) EARTHQUAKE

The January 17, 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu earthquake severely damaged highway bridges throughout the Kobe area. Most of the damaged bridges were also older construction (20 to 30 hears old), but some modern bridges were also damaged. This paper reports on the seismic response of three representative bridges with reinforced concrete (RC) substructures. Two of these bridges had RC superstructures, and one had a steel superstructure. Reasons for the damage are discussed, and lessons which may be applicable to RC bridge design in the United States are outlines.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute (ACI)

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  United States  48331
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, A W
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 57-67
  • Monograph Title: SEISMIC RESPONSE OF CONCRETE BRIDGES

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00778423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1999 12:00AM