SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: BENICIA-MARTINEZ
The Benicia-Martinez toll bridge is classified as one of the three lifeline structures in the Bay Area, which must be available for emergency vehicles to use after a 'maximum credible earthquake'. The bridge is also one of the most heavily used. While there are plans to build a new structure to relieve congestion on the route, the existing bridge is being retrofitted. Seismic isolation bearings which are claimed to be the largest in the world are to be installed on the bridge, with the completion scheduled in September 2001.
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Swanley, Kent United Kingdom BR8 8JR
- RUSSELL, H
- Publication Date: 1999-9
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearings; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant design; Earthquake resistant structures; Emergency transportation; Retrofitting; Seismicity
- Geographic Terms: San Francisco Bay Area
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00791257
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 2000 12:00AM