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Title: Coastal Bridges Under Hurricane Stresses along the Texas and Louisiana Coast

Author(s): A. Matamoros, R. Nasouri, F. Testik, A. Montoya, University of Texas at San Antonio

Publication: Web Session

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Date: 10/20/2019

Abstract:
Recent years have shown the potential vulnerability of concrete bridges to fire and flood hazards. Bridge fires can be caused by crashed or overturned vehicles, arson, accidents or wildfire, while flooding can be due to coastal storm surge or inland riverine and flash events. While provisions for fire and flood safety are requirement for building design, essentially no such requirements exist for concrete bridges. The proposed session will include presentations on topics related to design, performance, mitigation, and strengthening of concrete bridges for such hazards. Academic, industry and agency representatives should attend this session.