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Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering
Proceedings of 6th New York City Bridge Conference, 25-26 July 2011

Edited By

Khaled Mahmoud

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ISBN 9780415684156
Published July 19, 2011 by CRC Press
336 Pages

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Book Description

    Due to significant economic growth in the last few decades, increasing traffic loads impose tremendous demand on bridge structures. This, coupled with ongoing deterioration of bridges, introduces a unique challenge to bridge engineers in maintaining service of these infrastructure assets without disruption to vital economic and social activities. This requires innovative solutions and optimized methodologies to achieve safe and efficient operation of bridge structures.

    Bridge engineering practitioners, researchers, owners, and contractors from all over the world presented on modern techniques in design, inspection, monitoring and rehabilitation of bridge structures, at the Sixth New York City Bridge Conference held New York City on July 25-26, 2011. This book contains a select number of papers presented at the conference. This group of papers provides a state-of-the-art in bridge engineering and is of interest to any reader in the field.

    Table of Contents


    1 Cable-supported bridges

    Design of the Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland, UK
    S. Kite, M. Carter & B. Minto
    The cable-stayed bridge across the River Sava in Belgrade
    P. Walser, S. Hopf & M. Steinkühler
    Indian River Inlet Bridge—A design-build in progress
    E. Nelson
    Main cable corrosion protection by dehumidification: Experience, optimization and new developments
    M.L. Bloomstine

    2 Bridge analysis & design

    Bridge design for maintenance
    B.R. Colford
    The New Lake Champlain Bridge design process
    T. Potts, J. Billings, J. Bridges & J. Boni
    A signature footbridge for Xinjin, China
    Q. Ye, J. Zhang, C. Clark & G. Fanjiang
    Comparative of single pendulum and triple pendulum seismic isolation bearings on the St. Laurent Bridge, Quebec, Canada
    J. Barbas, P. Matusewitch & M. Williams
    Incorporating climate change predictions in the hydraulic analysis of bridges
    G.M. Shields

    3 Innovative bridge technology

    Concrete filled tubular flange girder bridge
    R. Bondi
    The Queens Boulevard Bridge—the NEXT generation
    D. Tuckman & M. Deitch
    New tools for inspection of gusset plates
    C. Higgins, O.T. Turan & Q. Nguyen

    4 Bridge rehabilitation and retrofit

    Delaware River Turnpike Bridge—riveted connection analysis and retrofit
    R.J. Schaefer, B.D. Buckman, W. Scott Johnsen & J. Laird
    Rehabilitation of the 31st Street Arch of Hell Gate Viaduct, New York City
    M.J. Abrahams
    Main span hinge elimination and continuity retrofit of the Sandesund Prestressed
    Box Girder Bridge in Norway
    S. Fjeldheim & S. Kr. Heggem
    Deck truss bearing rehabilitation for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge
    Q. Ye, Q.V. Nguyen, E. Montgomery & M. Venuto
    Low profile uplift bearings for the Atlantic Avenue Viaduct, New York City
    R.J. Watson & J. Conklin

    5 Bridge replacement & construction
    Rapid replacement of bridges using modular systems
    B. Sivakumar
    Accelerating bridge construction with prefabricated bridge elements—The latest in new technology for moderate to high seismic regions in the United States
    B. Khaleghi, K. Thompson & P. Chung
    Replacement of the Hog Island Channel and Powell Creek Bridges
    L. Fernandez

    6 Bridge management & monitoring
    Remote structural monitoring systems for long-term confidence in a structure’s condition
    T. Spuler, G. Moor, R. Berger & R. Watson
    Strategies in tunnel design, construction, maintenance, inspection and operations
    H. Capers, Jr., L. Jiang & K. Thompson
    Identifying and sharing best practices in bridge maintenance and management
    M.M. Myers & H.A. Capers, Jr.

    7 Historic bridges
    New bascule bridge for historic New Bern, North Carolina
    E. Kelly
    Site and sight: Examining the forms of Hudson River Bridges
    P. Draper, E. Segal & A. O’Connor
    The St. Louis Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the feud between Eads and Roebling
    K. Gandhi

    Author index

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