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Post-earthquake bridge inspection guidelines.
  • Published Date:
    2010-10-01
  • Language:
    English
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Post-earthquake bridge inspection guidelines.
Details:
  • Publication/ Report Number:
    C-06-14
  • Resource Type:
  • Geographical Coverage:
  • OCLC Number:
    715318794
  • Edition:
    Final report.
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION-Bridges and Structures ; NTL-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION-Construction and Maintenance ; NTL-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION-Pavement Management and Performance
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  • Abstract:
    This report presents a course of action that can be used by New York State’s Department of Transportation

    (NYSDOT) to respond to an earthquake that may have damaged bridges, so that the highway system can be

    assessed for safety and functionality in an orderly and expeditious manner. If a significant earthquake occurs,

    maintenance personnel will respond immediately by driving all state highways in the affected area, starting

    with pre-defined priority routes. They will report their findings to the Resident Engineer (RE) and erect

    barricades to close damaged bridges. The second phase of the Department’s response will consist of detailed

    bridge inspections. The Regional Structures Engineer (RSE) will mobilize and deploy bridge inspection teams

    according to preliminary damage assessments and data that are available about the proximity, importance and

    seismic vulnerability of each structure. A computer program was produced under this project to facilitate the

    prioritization of inspections: it uses GPS coordinates that are in the bridge inventory to compute the distance

    from the epicenter to each bridge. Tools needed for implementation of the earthquake response plan are

    provided and/or described in this report: a process flowchart, clear lines of responsibility, prioritization

    software, reporting forms, lists of necessary resources, sample photos of damage that might occur, strategies

    for repairing damaged bridges, and training exercises for staff.

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