Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 18, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 304 pages
More than a third of America's bridges are considered substandard--either structurally deficient, functionally obsolete or both. Offers first-rate, practical guidance regarding the inspection and rehabilitation of aging bridge infrastructure including all elements involving structure, various materials and design types. Features seismic retrofit and coverage of environmental issues. Each chapter is written by an authority on the subject. Contains top-quality, detailed line illustrations plus photographs of actual rehab projects.
 

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Contents

The Inspection Process
8
Future Trends in Inspection
22
Concrete Deck Slab Maintenance and Rehabilitation
39
Concrete Box Girders
59
Suspension Bridges
117
CableStayed Bridges
133
The Maracaibo Bridge Venezuela
139
Substructures
167
Deck Joints
221
Inspection of Deck Joints
229
Elastomeric Concrete
236
Selection of Bridges for Seismic Retrofit
243
Types of Seismic Retrofits
252
Conclusion
258
Detours or Maintenance of Traffic
264
Maintaining Traffic during Inspection
273

Bearings
181
Deck Reconstruction
207
Wetlands Vegetation and Wildlife
279
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About the editors LOUIS G. SILANO, P.E., is a Senior Vice President and Technical Director of Structures with Parsons Brinckerhoff. His award- winning projects include the world's largest three-span stiffened tied-arch bridge, Fremont Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and New England's largest suspension span, the Newport Bridge in Rhode Island. Mr. Silano is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Construction Research and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ARNOLD C. HENDERSON, PhD, is a Supervising Editor at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

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