Bridges for Service Life beyond 100 Years: Service Limit State Design

Historically, durability has been a problem for some individual bridge components, such as bridge bearings, deck joints, and columns and piles. This problem is not unique to the United States. Recent bridge management data from the Netherlands confirms that joints and bearings are the leading maintenance costs for highway bridges. When one component undergoes deterioration at a faster rate than other bridge components, it requires repair, rehabilitation, or even replacement. If these weaker components could be designed with enhanced durability characteristics, or if they could be hardened, protected, or eliminated, disruptions may well be significantly reduced. The resulting structures could be expected to last longer before they undergo additional renewal efforts.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project R19(B)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Bush, Mark

  • Performing Organizations:

    Modjeski & Masters, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 2345
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17105-
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kulicki, John

  • Start Date: 20080903
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17122

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  • Accession Number: 01464552
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project R19(B)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:44PM