HORIZONTALLY CURVED BRIDGES: NEW YORK FIELD TESTING AND DESIGN STUDIES

The results of New York State's horizontally curved-steel-girder-bridge research program are summarized. Significant findings from four field tests are discussed in the context of current knowledge, and two preliminary design aids are outlined. Six interim reports, all available on request, were published. The first four covered field testing of existing structures: (1) a four-plate-girder 123-ft single-span bridge with a 477-ft radius of curvature (Research Report 69-11), (2) a five-plate-girder 95-ft single-span bridge with a 162-ft radius (Research Report 1), (3) a five-plate-girder continuous bridge with two 100-ft spans and a 265-ft radius (Research Report 8), and (4) a three-box-girder continuous bridge with two 112-ft spans and a 290-ft radius (Research Report 27). Two later reports presented a preliminary design procedure (Research Report 30) and analyzed the prediction of lateral flange bending effects (Research Report 60). /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by and prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  USA  12232
  • Authors:
    • Beal, D B
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NY-78-RR 61, FCP 45G3-252,, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: FCP 45G3-252
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2003 12:00AM