MEASURING SEISMIC RESISTANCE ON AN OPEN-DECK STEEL BRIDGE

The article describes some recent tests of lateral forces comparable to earthquake shock applied to an open-deck bridge that provide the railroad industry valuable information for bridge assessment, design considerations, and possible retrofit of spans in regions where horizontal ground motions due to tremors are of concern. The tests indicate that open-deck, deck plate girder spans can provide considerable resistance to the types of movement that can be expected during an earthquake. The tests also yielded data for comparison to that from similar tests previously conducted on a ballasted deck bridge.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Otter, D E
    • Uppal, A S
    • Joy, R
  • Publication Date: 1999-11

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-16
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  • Accession Number: 00789352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2000 12:00AM