Bridge Maintenance Inspection and Evaluation / Edition 2

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Overview

Second Edition examines the process of evaluating bridge conditions and offers a thorough study of bridge types-their origins, elements, and failures. Presents new and expanded information on condition ratings, capacity evaluations, load factor analysis, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) suggested guidelines.

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Systematically explains how to evaluate the condition of bridges, against a background study of bridge types, elements, and failures. Intended for use by practicing engineers, bridge inspectors, and bridge owners; avoids highly technical terminology and theoretical discussions. Includes sections on bridge materials, structural mechanics, geometrical considerations, inspecting the superstructure and substructure. The first edition appeared about 10 years ago, and has been updated to account for changes in approaches and criteria. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824786090
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Series: Civil Engineering Series, #9
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Background Bridge Materials Mechanics Reporting System Superstructure Inspection Inspection of the Substructure Movable Bridges Services Inspection Equipment Bridge Capacity Rating Computer-Aided Bridge Capacity Rating and Evaluation Waterways and Terrain Maintenance and Rehabilitation Culverts Appendix: Design Guidelines for Condition Rating of Bridges

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