Applications in Bridges

  • Peggy A. Johnson
  • Bilal M. Ayyub

Abstract

The eighth annual report of the Secretary of Transportation to the Congress of the United States on highway bridge replacement and rehabilitation program (HBRRP) clearly attests to the need for reviving the nation’s aging transportation system. According to this report, 40% of the 575,607 inventoried highway bridges in the United States were eligible for HBRRP funding (Federal Highway Administration [FHWA], 1986). Similar statements have also been made in more recent reports to the Congress. The condition of the nation’s bridges has remained of high priority for the FHWA and the state highway agencies. The FHWA recommends that the states, in developing bridge projects, consider the rehabilitation alternative before deciding to replace a structure. Reliability assessment can be used effectively for evaluating the condition of existing structures, comparing alternative rehabilitation options, and designing new structures that are reliability based.

Keywords

Fatigue Transportation Flange Pier 

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  • Peggy A. Johnson
  • Bilal M. Ayyub

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