Seismic Movement at Bridge Abutments

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Title: Seismic Movement at Bridge Abutments

Author(s): C. Stewart Gloyd

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 164

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 273-288

Keywords: bridge abutments; bridge bearings; bridges (structures); control joints; earthquake-resistant structures; Structural Research

Date: 11/1/1996

Abstract:
For the Orange County Toll Roads in California, seismic design criteria for bridges has been used which includes a requirement that expansion joints be designed for seismic movement. This departure from traditional practice is part of a design objective