Innovations in Bridge Engineering Technology : Selected Papers, 3rd NYC Bridge Conf., 27-28 August 2007, New York, USA book cover
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Innovations in Bridge Engineering Technology
Selected Papers, 3rd NYC Bridge Conf., 27-28 August 2007, New York, USA

Edited By

Khaled Mahmoud

ISBN 9780415453370
Published August 16, 2007 by CRC Press
301 Pages

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Book Description

In the last few years, remarkable technological advances have been achieved in bridge engineering technology. These cover a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from design, maintenance, and rehabilitation methodologies to material and monitoring innovations.

Within an international framework of exchanging the state-of-the-art in the field of bridge engineering, the Fourth New York City Bridge Conference was held on August 27-28, 2007. This book contains a selected number of papers that were presented at the conference. These papers are valuable contributions to the body of knowledge in bridge engineering technology.

The Fourth New York City Bridge Conference was distinguished for its global impact. Bridge engineering experts from Belgium, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey presented papers on the latest innovations in the field. Along with the contributions by prominent bridge engineering professionals from the United States, this excellent collection of papers will assure the archival quality of this book.

Table of Contents

1. Concrete segmental & post tensioned bridges

  • International state of practice in the inspection of grouted duct post-tensioned concrete bridge beams and decks
    M. C. Forde & M. Ohtsu
  • Durability of concrete segmental bridges
    D.I. Banic, Z. Banic & D. Tkalcic
  • Cyclic tests of precast segmental unbonded post-tensioned concrete bridge piers
    Y.-C. Ou, G. C. Lee, P.H. Wang, M.-S. Tsai & K.-C. Chang
  • Inspection and rehabilitation of Jamestown-Verrazzano segmental concrete bridge
    M. J. Abrahams, S. Kaufman & P. Fisk

2. Cable-supported bridges

  • Ultimate capacity of suspension bridges with arbitrary imperfect towers
    M. Inoue
  • Cable supported footbridge analysis with construction staging
    A. Caner
  • Locked coil cable assemblies for bridges
    M. Bechtold, F.E. Rentmeister & B. Mordue

3. Seismic analysis & design

  • Sliding isolation bearings in cold weather climates
    R.J. Watson
  • Results of tests performed on lead-rubber seismic isolators with deformed masonry plates
    M. Jacak & J. Pezzotti
  • Humboldt Bay Middle Channel Bridge: 3D bridge-foundations-ground system
    T. Trombetti, G. Gasparini, A. Elgamal & D. Forcellini

4. Bridge design, fabrication & testing

  • Design of Florida Avenue Bridge over the Inner Harbor Canal
    E.T. Nelson
  • Heat curving HPS 485W bridge I-girders
    A.N. Gergess & R. Sen
  • Testing of a novel flexible concrete arch system
    S.E. Taylor, D. Robinson, A.E. Long & A. Gupta

5. bridge construction & rehabilitation

  • Westfield Great River Bridge
    M. Ennis
  • Renewing the Crooked Fork Creek Bridge
    G. S. Wilson
  • Rapid delivery! New Jersey overnights bridge rehabilitation for Trenton Bridges
    H.A. Capers, Jr. & X. Cheng
  • Accelerated construction of precast concrete piers on the Route 70 over Manasquan River Bridge replacement project
    E. Yermack
  • Improving tomorrow's infrastructure: extending the life of concrete structures with solid stainless steel reinforcing bar
    R. E. Schnell & M. P. Bergmann

6. bridge inspection & condition assessment

  • Bridge management and inspection system for Montgomery County, Maryland
    J. K. Shaffer & M. C. Schellhase
  • Objective condition states for concrete bridge deck assessment
    M. L. Knight
  • The 2006 rope access inspection of the Brooklyn Bridge towers:  a new view of an old bridge
    J.C. Schmidt

7. bridge history & aesthetics

  • Walkway over The Hudson (historic bridge to northeast recreational destination)
    P. Melewski, M. McLaren, J. Green & D. Thurnherr
  • Aesthetics and durability aspects in the realization of small and medium span arch bridges
    E. Siviero & A. Zanchettin
  • Hawkesbury Railway Bridge near Sydney, Australia
    K. Gandhi
  • Historic bridge replacement: a collaborative approach to context sensitive design
    T. P. Piotrowski, & B. Chamberlin

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Khaled Mahmoud, PhD, PE, has over 20 years of experience in Bridge Engineering. He is the president of Bridge Technology Consulting & Engineering, based in New York City, USA. Khaled Mahmoud is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Bridge Structures’ (Taylor & Francis) and has written and edited many papers, special journal issues and books, amongst others ‘Advances in Cable-Stayed Bridges’ (2006) and ‘Recent Developments in Bridge Engineering (2003), published by Taylor & Francis.