CRACKS IN BRIDGE ABUTMENTS

GRIETAS EN LOS ESTRIBOS DE GRAVEDAD DE LOS PUENTES

An analysis is made of the causes of cracks produced in the abutments of bridges, which pose a problem because of their relative frequency. All the factors which arise in the planning and construction of abutments are analyzed, stressing the problems of the cracks and those of maintenance. Certain forces which can contribute to this cracking are underlined, such as undermining, landslides, etc. Recommendations are formulated which would help to avoid cracking and the particular case of a bridge with cracked abutments is studied. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Centro Tecnico Superior de la Construccion

    Ave. de Belgica No. 258 Entre Animas y Neptuno
    Havana,   Cuba 
  • Authors:
    • Menendez, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-8-9

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 325-342
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM