BRIDGE AND HIGHWAY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE 1976 GUATEMALA EARTHQUAKE

The Guatemala earthquakes of February 4 and 6, 1976 caused severe economic hardships because of highway bridge failures and damage. The damage to three major bridges, Augua Caliente, LaAsuncion, and Incienso is described. A general discussion of damage to bridges and the roadway along a major highway, the Atlantic Highway, (Route CA9), is also presented. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Cooper, J D
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 5A2-0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76-148 Final Rpt., 02
  • Contract Numbers: Staff Study HRS-11
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM