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Title
Northridge, California Earthquake of January 17, 1994: Performance of Highway Bridges.
File
PB94193851.pdf
Author(s)
Buckle, I. G.
Source
National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY.; Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Albany., March 24, 1994, 107 p.
Abstract
During the Northridge earthquake of January 17 in Los Angeles, California, seven highway bridges suffered partial collapses and another 170 bridges suffered damage ranging from minor cracking to the slumping of abutment fills. This report contains a detailed summary of the performance of eight bridges that suffered major damage. These bridges are as follows: Gavin Canyon Undercrossings; Route SR14/I-5 Separation and Overhead (Southbound); Route SR14/I-5 North Connector Overcrossing; Bull Creek Canyon Channel Bridge; Mission-Gothic Undercrossing; Balboa Boulevard Overcrossing; Fairfax-Washington Undercrossing; and La Cienega-Venice Undercrossing.
Keywords
Failure; Los Angeles (California); Damage assessment; Earthquake engineering; Underpasses; Highway bridges; Earthquakes; Seismic design; Overpasses; Retrofitting