Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
1 Review
It is estimated that 225,000 bridges, including nearly 40% ofhighway bridges, in the United States today are structurallydeficient or functionally obsolete. While the urgency of thisproblem has begun to be acknowledged at official levels, and morepublic funds set aside for bridge inspection and rehabilitation,the need remains for engineers versed in contemporaryrehabilitation methods. Unfortunately, until the publication ofthis book, engineers’ efforts to educate themselves in thefield have been thwarted by the fact that good, up-to-date materialon bridge inspection and repair could be obtained only through apainstaking search through hundreds of specialized publications.Edited by Louis G. Silano, P.E., Senior Vice President andTechnical Director of Structures with the firm of ParsonsBrinckerhoff. Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation: A PracticalGuide is the first and only "A-to-Z" guide to practical aspects ofbridge inspection and rehabilitation. Comprising contributions froma group of seasoned professionals from around the nation, itprovides insights into every element of bridge structure, includingbroad coverage of materials and design types. Among importanttopics covered in Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation are:
  • Advances in inspection techniques, including underwaterinspection and non-destructive testing
  • All bridge design types, including suspension bridges,cable-stayed bridges, trusses, moveable bridges, and others
  • Basic structural elements, such as substructures,superstructures, decks, bearings, and joints
  • Special topics of contemporary concern, such as seismic designand seismic retro-fitting, environmental control issues,maintenance of traffic during rehabilitation, repair of historicalbridges, and much more
Generously illustrated with nearly 200 line illustrations andphotographs and offering in-depth coverage of most practicalaspects of bridge assessment and repairs. Bridge Inspection andRehabilitation is an invaluable resource for practicing bridgeengineers and contractors. About the firm Consistently rankednumber one in transportation by Engineering News-Record in itsannual survey of the top 500 design firms, Parsons Brinckerhoffprovides the full range of planning, engineering, constructionmanagement and facility management services. Founded in 1885, thecompany has grown to a firm of over 3,000 employees located at 75offices worldwide. Internationally renowned for its pioneering workin bridge design, inspection, rehabilitation and constructionsupervision. Parsons Brinckerhoff has completed over 3,500 bridgeprojects encompassing virtually every type and style. Garneringnumerous awards for excellence in design, rehabilitation andinnovative technology, noteworthy projects include:
  • The Newport Bridge across Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island
  • The George Coleman Bridge, Yorktown, Virginia—theworld’s largest twin swing-span highway bridge
  • The Fremont Bridge, Portland, Oregon—three-span, tied-archconstruction with the longest orthotropic deck of its time
  • The Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin, Texas—a 70-year-oldbridge rehabilitated to preserve its historic concrete archesbeneath a new structural deck
  • The Hood Canal Bridge Replacement near Seattle,Washington—design of the storm-damaged half of theworld’s longest floating bridge spanning a tidal waterway
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

need full and interesting

Contents

Bridge Inspection
1
The Inspection Process
8
Underwater Inspection
15
Future Trends in Inspection
22
Concrete Deterioration
29
Concrete Deck Slab Maintenance and Rehabilitation
39
Superstructure Rehabilitation
48
Concrete Box Girders
59
Movable Bridges
143
Repairs
155
Lubrication and Maintenance
165
Bearings
181
Deck Reconstruction
207
Deck Joints
221
Inspection of Deck Joints
229
Elastomeric Concrete
236

Preparing for Rehabilitation
65
Steel Structures
73
Typical Problems
86
Typical Details
96
Rehabilitation of Steel Railroad Bridges
109
Suspension Bridges
117
Rehabilitation of Suspension Cables
125
Case Studies of Cable Preservation Techniques
131
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
Wetlands Vegetation and Wildlife
279
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bridge Rehabilitation
Wojciech Radomski
No preview available - 2002
All Book Search results »

About the author (1993)

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.

Bibliographic information