Guidelines for Response Planning, Assessment, and Rapid Restoration of Service of Bridges in Extreme Events

Extreme events resulting from natural or other disasters, such as fire, flood, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes, can cause damage to bridge structures that impacts the safety of motorists and the public. There is a need to employ procedures for response planning, assessment, and rapid restoration of service of these structures that will maintain safety; some state departments of transportation (state DOTs) have adopted such processes. However, these processes may not always address the full range of needs for personnel, communication, coordination, data collection, assessment levels, and other factors associated with the different types and extents of these events. Research is needed to identify or develop rational procedures for response planning, assessment, and rapid restoration of service of bridge structures in extreme events and prepare related guidelines for consideration and adoption by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Such guidelines would help state DOTs as well as other transportation agencies deal more effectively with the damage to bridge structures in extreme events and provide a safer condition for the public. The objective of this research is to develop guidelines for response planning, assessment, and rapid restoration of service of bridges in extreme events.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 14-45

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Start Date: 20200501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01707712
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 14-45
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2019 3:17PM