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2nd Edition

Bridge Maintenance Inspection and Evaluation, Second Edition

Edited By

Kenneth White



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ISBN 9780824786090
Published May 5, 1992 by CRC Press
364 Pages

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Book Description

"Second Edition examines in detail the process of evaluating bridge conditions and offers a thorough study of bridge types - their origins, elements, and failures. Bridge Maintenance Inspection and Evaluation, Second Edition presents new and expanded information on condition ratings, capacity evaluations, load factor analysis, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) suggested guidelines. "

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Introduction

Historical Aspects

Inspection Requirements

Background

Bridge Types

Bridge Elements

Bridge Failures

Bridge Materials

Timber

Steel

Concrete

Mechanics

Bridge Mechanics

Mechanics of Particular Types of Bridges

Ductility

Determination of Forces

Influence Lines

Summary

Reporting System

Introduction

Numbering Sequence

Sequence of Inspection

The Inspector’s Notebook

Standard Forms and Reports

Rating of Bridges

Superstructure Inspection

Introduction

Decks

Floor Systems

Beams and Girders

Trusses

Fracture Critical and Redundant Structures

Preparation for Inspection

Inspection Procedure

Condition Ratings

Inspection of the Substructure

Soil-Foundation Interaction

Abutments

Underwater Investigation

Dolphins and Fenders

Piers and Bents

Caps

Examples of Substructure Bridges

Movable Bridges

Introduction

Types of Movable Bridges

Operation of Movable Bridges

Inspection Considerations

Services

Signing

Lighting

Utilities

Inspection Equipment

Safety

Tools and Equipment

Bridge Capacity Rating

Introduction

Deck Capacity Ratings

Girder Capacity Rating

Truss Bridges

Bearing Capacity

Permit Loads

Computer-Aided Bridge Capacity Rating and Evaluation

Introduction

Bridge Capacity Analysis

Bridge Route Evaluation

Waterways and Terrain

Introduction

Problem Areas

Measuring, Recording, and Detecting Scour

Terrain Problems

Underwater Inspection

Condition Guidelines

Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Bridge Maintenance

Bridge Rehabilitation

Culverts

Introduction

Culvert Types

Inspection of Culverts

Appendix: Decision Guidelines for Condition Rating of Bridges

Index

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