System for Strength Evaluation of Concrete Bridges*

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Title: System for Strength Evaluation of Concrete Bridges*

Author(s): K. G. Tamberg and Peter Smith

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 67

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 888-893

Keywords: bridges (structures) ; concretes; cracking (fracturing) ; deterioration; durability; evaluation;loads (forces) ; reinforced concrete; strength:stress analysis; vibration.

Date: 11/1/1970

Abstract:
A logical framework is developed for the strength evaluation of existing concrete bridges. To establish estimates of the physical conditions of a structure, any distress present is taken into consideration by determining its cause and effect to date, and likely rate of progression. Using analytical or analytical and experimental means, the strength of the structure can then be evaluated, and load ratings specified as a function of time.