publication . Report . Other literature type . 2017

Guardrails for Use on Historic Bridges: Volume 2—Bridge Deck Overhang Design

Frosch, Robert J.; Morel, Adam J.;
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  • Published: 21 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Bridges that are designated historic present a special challenge to bridge engineers whenever rehabilitation work or improvements are made to the bridges. Federal and state laws protect historically significant bridges, and railings on these bridges can be subject to protection because of the role they play in aesthetics. Unfortunately, original railings on historic bridges do not typically meet current crash-test requirements and typically do not meet current standards for railing height and size of permitted openings. The primary objective of this study is to develop strategies that can be used to address existing railings on historic bridges and to develop so...
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free text keywords: Forensic engineering, Bridge deck, Engineering, business.industry, business, historic bridge guardrails, historic bridge railings, historic bridges, bridge railing rehabilitation, bridge deck overhang
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publication . Report . Other literature type . 2017

Guardrails for Use on Historic Bridges: Volume 2—Bridge Deck Overhang Design

Frosch, Robert J.; Morel, Adam J.;