Bridge Rating Practices and Policies for Overweight Vehicles

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Transportation Research Board, 2006 - Bridges - 108 pages
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 359: Bridge Rating Practices and Policies for Overweight Vehicles explores overweight vehicle permit processes. The report includes information on state and provincial bridge rating systems, bridge evaluation practices, and permit policies as they relate to overweight and oversize vehicles. The report is designed to help in the understanding of the reasons for nonuniform permitting practices. The report reviews specifications, software types, treatment of nonstandard configurations, and allowance for in-place dead loads; processes of permit review; and personnel assigned to permit review.

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SUMMARY
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CHAPTER THREE NONUNIFORMIT Y IN PERMTITING SYSTEMS
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CHAPTER FIVE EFFORTS POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTING TO IMPROVED
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