This paper presents a systems appreach to the bridge structure replacement-priority planning. Structural condition and functional adequacy; safety; essentiallity to traffic and other criteria for setting replacement priority are developed and evaluated. Budgetary, environmental, development, policy and other constraints on the replacement priority are identified and analyzed for their possible impact. A quantitative methodology is developed, based upon assignment of weights to the rates criteria and is illustrated step by step through a flow chart. Guidelines are provided to easily adapt use of this methodology to meet the needs of an individual area or policy, for a rational determination of long-range programming. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-36
  • Monograph Title: Bridge Engineering. Volume 1
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  • Accession Number: 00183744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026962
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM