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Title
Seismic Retrofitting Guidelines for Complex Steel Truss Highway Bridges.
File
PB2007105143.pdf
Source
Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC., August 1, 2006, 196 p.
Identifying Number(s)
MCEER-06-SP05
Abstract
The Seismic Retrofitting Guidelines for Complex Steel Truss Highway Bridges present the state of the practice, through 2005, for retrofitting steel truss bridges in the US. A performance-based seismic retrofit philosophy is used. The guidelines cover all major aspects pertinent to the seismic retrofitting of steel truss bridges, with a focus on superstructure retrofit. Case studies are provided. These guidelines are a supplement to the 2006 FHWA Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures for unusual or long span steel trusses.
Keywords
; Superstructure; Trusses; Steel structures; Manuals; Earthquake engineering; Highway bridges; Seismic design; Guidelines; US FHWA; Retrofitting