SURVEY OF FIELD AND LABORATORY TESTS ON BRIDGE SYSTEMS

Field and laboratory tests were conducted on the behavior of several short-span bridge systems: orthotropic deck; composite box girder; composite U-beam superstructure; precast, prestressed concrete deck planks; and concrete box girder. The results are critically reviewed from the veiwpoint of fabrication, erection, performance, and first cost. Because the test results consistently proved that the current AASHO transverse load distribution factors are very conservative, tentative distribution factors are suggested for the interior and exterior girders of bridges with two or more lanes. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 10-15
  • Monograph Title: Bridge tests
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026741
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM