VIBRATION STUDIES RELATING TO THE FAILURE OF THE POINT PLEASANT BRIDGE

AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE POSSIBLE CAUSES OF THE BRIDGE FAILURE WAS BEGUN AFTER A BRIDGE ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER AT POINT PLEASANT, W. VA., COLLAPSED SUDDENLY IN DECEMBER 1967 AND CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 46 PERSONS. THE RESEARCH DESCRIBED, REPRESENTING ONE PHASE OF THE INVESTIGATION, CONSISTS OF A STUDY OF THE DYNAMIC STRESS AMPLIFICATIONS AND VIBRATION RESPONSES OF THE BRIDGE AT S. MARYS, W. VA., WHICH ALSO SPANS THE OHIO RIVER AND IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE POINT PLEASANT BRIDGE. THIS STUDY, CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AND THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE ROADS COMMISSION, WAS A PRACTICAL ATTEMPT TO GAIN FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE POINT PLEASANT DISASTER. /AUTHOR/

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    • Vol 36, No 8, PP 161-166
  • Authors:
    • Varney, R F
    • Viner, J G
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Accession Number: 00209502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM