Title: Earthquake Resistant Detatils for Concrete Bridges
Author(s): Robert G. Lium
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.