Bridge Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation Against Explosions

Soon after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) assembled a Blue-Ribbon Panel of experts to develop strategies and provide guidance to improve the safety and security of bridge and tunnel infrastructure. This effort led to recognizing that the threat is real and can be devastating, risk assessment is necessary, and engineering guidance are needed based on research. Building on current and past efforts, the goal of this project is develop procedures to assist professionals and bridge owners identify critical bridges and to develop procedures to assess their vulnerability to explosions (terrorist's bomb attacks).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Consortium

    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Columbia, MO  United States  65211
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kiger, Sam

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14341

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462809
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Consortium
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:10PM