Asset Management of Bridges : Proceedings of the 9th New York Bridge Conference, August 21-22, 2017, New York City, USA book cover
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Asset Management of Bridges
Proceedings of the 9th New York Bridge Conference, August 21-22, 2017, New York City, USA

ISBN 9781138569034
Published August 16, 2017 by CRC Press
328 Pages

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Book Description

Maintaining bridges in good condition has extended service life and proven to be more cost effective than allowing degradation to advance, necessitating costlier bridge rehabilitation or replacement projects. Preventive maintenance is therefore an important tool to retard deterioration and sustain the safe operation of bridges. This includes a continuous effort of periodic inspections, condition evaluations and prioritizing repairs accordingly. The above measures define the framework for asset management of bridges.

On August 21-22, 2017, bridge engineering experts from around the world convened at the 9th New York City Bridge Conference to discuss issues of construction, design, inspection, monitoring, preservation and rehabilitation of bridge structures. This volume documents their contributions to the safe operation of bridge assets.

Table of Contents

Cable-supported bridges

Management strategies for suspension bridge main cables
K. Mahmoud, W. Hindshaw & R. McCulloch

Main cable dehumidification—flow testing and other innovations
M.L. Bloomstine & J.F. Melén

The dehumidification of the main cables of the Delaware Memorial Bridge
S. Elnahal, S. Scindia, B. Colford & S. Beabes

M48 Severn Bridge—managing the main cables since 2005
C.P.E. Cocksedge, B. Urbans, S.A. Baron, M. Maynard & A.P. Burt

Superstructure replacement works for the Macdonald Suspension Bridge, Canada
D. Radojevic & K.F. Kirkwood

Fabricating orthotropic deck panels for the Macdonald Bridge, Halifax, Canada
S. Ross

Design and construction of the New Champlain Bridge, Montreal, Canada
M. Nader, Z. McGain, S. Demirdjian, J. Rogerson & G. Mailhot

Bridge construction

Design-Build replacement of the I-278 Kosciuszko Bridge Phase 1—approaches and connectors
P. D’Ambrosio, G. Decorges, C. Lauzon & B. Sivakumar

“A new Belt for Brooklyn”—the five mile Belt Parkway reconstruction project
D. Hom, W. Ferdinandsen & P. Dombrowski

Accelerated bridge construction project and research databases
D. Garber & M. Ralls

Analysis and design of the South Road double composite steel tub girder bridge
M. Loureiro, M. Ingram & M. Loizias

Repairs to 13 movable bridges in New York City after Hurricane Sandy
E. Kelly & B. Gusani

Bridge analysis & design

Fatigue damage assessment of stay cables for the light rail transit bridges
J. Jiang & R. Coughlin

The design and construction of Kemaliye Bridge, Turkey
Ş. Caculi & E. Namlı

Design of a short span suspension footbridge: Detailing for success in rural Kenya
J. Smith, M. Bowser & K. Severns

Innovative cable system designs
T. Klein

Bending stresses in parallel wire cables of suspension bridges
A. Gjelsvik & B. Yanev

Structural health monitoring of bridges

Structural health monitoring of a historical suspension bridge
G.W. William, S.N. Shoukry & M.Y. Riad

Protection of existing structures using health monitoring
A. Ramakrishna & R. Mankbadi

Data-to-decision framework for monitoring railroad bridges
S. Alampalli, S. Alampalli, M. Ettouney & J.P. Lynch

Modeling of bridges

A numerical model of lateral response of a drilled shaft adjacent to a caisson foundation
L. Wei, D. Ha & S. Patel

Widening an existing multi-cell box structure with shallow depth steel girders
L. Rolwes

3D structural modeling of stringer-bent connections on Gowanus Expressway Viaduct, New York
X. Wei, A. DeVito & W.S. Najjar

Bridge history & aesthetics

Modern art and New York City bridges
S. Rothwell

The Hell Gate Arch Bridge in New York City
K. Gandhi

The failure and reconstruction of the Quebec Bridge
K. Gandhi

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Khaled Mahmoud is President of Bridge Technology Consulting in New York, USA. He holds a PhD in Engineering Mechanics from The City University of New York, USA. He has edited several volumes at CRC Press / Taylor and Francis and is editor-in-chief of the Journal Bridge Structures.