Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering: Proceedings of 6th New York City Bridge Conference, 25-26 July 2011, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering

Proceedings of 6th New York City Bridge Conference, 25-26 July 2011, 1st Edition

Edited by Khaled Mahmoud

CRC Press

336 pages

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)