Bridge Inspection and Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 12, 1993 - 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

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
Rehabilitation of Suspension Cables
125
Case Studies of Cable Preservation Techniques
131
Repairs
155
Lubrication and Maintenance
165
Pile Repair
176
Inspection of Deck Joints
229
Elastomeric Concrete
236
Seismic Retrofitting of Highway Bridges
242

Preparing for Rehabilitation
65
Steel Structures
78
Introduction 73
73
Typical Problems
86
Typical Details
96
Rehabilitation of Steel Railroad Bridges
109
Types of Seismic Retrofits
252
Conclusion
258
Detours or Maintenance of Traffic
264
Maintaining Traffic during Inspection
273
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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