Concrete Bridges: Inspection, Repair, Strengthening, Testing and Load Capacity Evaluation

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9780074623497: Concrete Bridges: Inspection, Repair, Strengthening, Testing and Load Capacity Evaluation

This is an indispensable guide to inspecting, maintaining, and rehabilitating all types of concrete and composite bridges. Given the age and condition of some of our nation's bridges, the need for a practical guide to bridge management and maintenance has never been greater. This state-of-the-art reference meets this need by providing a tool-kit approach to repairing and strengthening concrete and composite bridges. It also discusses emergency measures you can take to keep bridges operating safely until they can be rehabilitated. Filled with practical data, detailed examples, and helpful illustrations, this sourcebook provides civil and structural engineers with step-by-step methods for conducting safety inspections, condition surveys, performance monitoring, and dynamic tests for bridge maintenance. Included are relevant codes and standards from the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB), the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). You'll find essential information on such important topics as maintenance policies; distress in various types of bridges; cracks in concrete-types, causes, and repair; bridge inspection; bridge structure repair and strengthening; external prestressing and bonded steel plates; rehabilitation of bridge foundations; structure deficiencies, remedies, and preventions; bridge monitoring; load capacity evaluation of existing bridges; the Bailey Bridge System for emergencies; diagnostic and load testing; and much more. With useful appendices on the maintenance of timber bridges, specifications for repair items, metric units and conversation factors, properties of geometric sections and shapes, and mathematical data, "Concrete Bridges" is one reference you'll turn to again and again for practical solutions to every aspect of bridge safety, repair, and rehabilitation.

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