1st Edition

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

Edited By Khaled Mahmoud Copyright 2011

      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.


      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


      Khaled Mahmoud