Sustainable Bridge Structures: Proceedings of the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, 24-25 August, 2015, New York City, USA, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sustainable Bridge Structures

Proceedings of the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, 24-25 August, 2015, New York City, USA, 1st Edition

Edited by Khaled Mahmoud

CRC Press

334 pages

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The ever-increasing traffic demands, coupled with deteriorating condition of bridge structures, present great challenges for maintaining a healthy transportation network. The challenges encompass a wide range of economic, environmental, and social constraints that go beyond the technical boundaries of bridge engineering. Those constraints compound the complexity of bridge projects and motivate innovations in bridge engineering technology towards the design and construction of sustainable bridges. The sustainability aims at minimizing the cost of bridge construction projects and the associated environmental impact on the society, while maintaining healthy economic development.

On August 24–25, 2015, bridge engineers from all over the world gathered at the 8th New York City Bridge Conference to discuss and share experiences on the construction and maintenance of sustainable bridge structures.

This volume contains a selection of papers that were presented at the conference. The peer-reviewed papers are valuable contributions to the state of the art in bridge engineering and of archival quality.

Table of Contents

Cable-supported bridges

Suspension bridge main cable dehumidification – an active system for cable preservation

S. Beabes, D. Faust & C. Cocksedge

Chesapeake Bay Bridge dehumidification design

M. Nader, G. Baker, J. Duxbury, C. Choi, E. Gundel & A. Tamrat

Fracture analysis of steel cable-stayed bridges

B. Soule & B. Tappen

Repair project on cable stayed bridge “Binh bridge” damaged by ship collision in Vietnam

T. Tokuchi & S. Kaifuku

Bridge construction

Reconstructing a bridge in ten days: New Jersey Route 46 over Musconetcong

River accelerated replacement

R.J. Adams & S.J. Deeck

Slip and creep performance for metallized connection faying surfaces used in steel bridge construction

M. Ampleman, C.-D. Annan, M. Fafard, J. Ocel & É. Lévesque

Design and construction guidelines for skewed/curved steel I-girder bridges

V.L. Liang,W.S. Johnsen, B.P. McFadden, C. Titze & G. Venkiteela

Construction of the Nhat Tan Bridge superstructure

K. Matsuno & N. Taki

Bridge analysis & design

Limit analysis for steel beams connection nodes

M. Arquier & X. Cespedes

Integral abutment bridges and the modeling of soil-structure interaction

S. Rhodes & T. Cakebread

Improving structural reliability using a post-tensioned concrete floor system for major non-redundant steel bridges

C. Chang & R.A. Lawrie

AASHTO fatigue testing of modular expansion joints – setting new standards

G. Moor, S. Hoffmann & C. O’Suilleabhain

Design of depth critical steel bridge superstructures

R. Schaefer & G. Ricks

Proportioning and design considerations for extradosed prestressed bridges

S.L. Stroh

Bridge-weigh-in-motion for axle-load estimation

E. Yamaguchi & M. Kibe

Seismic analysis of bridges

Post-earthquake stability of Gerald Desmond Bridge

P. Banibayat, M. Carter, M. Nelson &T. Chandler

Impact of secondary fault findings on the design of Izmit Bay Bridge in Turkey

O.T. Cetinkaya, M. Yanagihara, T. Kawakami & J. Chacko

Poplar Street Interchange replacement – seismic design

L.E. Rolwes

Seismic behavior of a long viaduct in Mexico DF: A combined FEM and SHM approach

J.M. Simon-Talero, A. Hernandez, M. Ahijado & M. Santillan

Bridge rehabilitation & strengthening

Titanium alloy bars for strengthening a reinforced concrete bridge

C. Higgins, D. Amneus & L. Barker

Fatigue investigation and retrofit of double-deck cantilevered truss I-95 Girard Point Bridge

Y.E. Zhou & M.R. Guzda

Flexural fatigue performance of ECC link slabs for bridge deck applications

K.M.A. Hossain, S. Ghatrehsamani & M.S. Anwar

Bridge bearings

Modern bearings for key bridges – special functions & type selection

A. Kutumbale & G. Moor

High load multirotational bearings for an extradosed bridge

R.J.Watson & J.C. Conklin

Seismic isolation of highway bridges: Effective performance of LRBs at low temperatures

C. Mendez Galindo, G. Moor & B. Bailles

Bridge history & aesthetics

Charles Ellet, Jr., the pioneer American suspension bridge builder

K. Gandhi

Lindenthal and his pursuit of a bridge across the Hudson River

K. Gandhi

Rehabilitation of theWest Broadway Bridge over the Passaic River, Paterson, New Jersey

G.M. Zamiskie & J.G. Chiara

Subject Categories

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