Earthquake Resistant Detatils for Concrete Bridges


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Title: Earthquake Resistant Detatils for Concrete Bridges

Author(s): Robert G. Lium

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 23


Appears on pages(s): 261-268

Keywords: Alaska; bridge foundations (structures); cantilever bridges; connections; continuity (structural); damage; earthquake rsistant construction; earthquakes; failures; long span; reinforced concrete; rigid frames; skew bridges; structural design

Date: 1/1/1969

The damage and destruction to a number of bridges during the Alaskan earthquake of 1964 furnished evidence of forces on bridges quite different from the acceleration forces provided for in contemporary bridge design criteria. Descriptions of the damaging effects of these forces and recommended details to resist damage from the forces are presented in this paper.


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