Seismic Vulnerability Appraisal of Bridges in Kentucky for Compliance With FHWA's 2022 Specifications

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA’s) 2022 Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory requires that state departments of transportation (DOTs) evaluate the seismic vulnerability of bridges. If exposed to the maximum credible earthquake, 71 counties in Kentucky will experience ground accelerations < 0.05g and do not require seismic evaluation. The remaining 49 counties will experience ground accelerations between 0.10g and 1.00g during the maximum credible earthquake. As such, bridges in these counties must undergo a seismic vulnerability assessment.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $90000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 24-656

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Harik, Issam

    • Start Date: 20230701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20260630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01893248
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 24-656
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 14 2023 8:49AM