Performance assessment of damaged bridge bents after the Loma Prieta earthquake

  • M. J. N. Priestley University of California, San Diego, USA
  • F. Seible University of California, San Diego, USA

Abstract

Following the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, a large number of damaged and undamaged structural concrete bridge structures had to be assessed and evaluated for seismic repair and retrofit. The lack of consistent assessment and evaluation models prompted the formulation of the outlined procedures in a first attempt to develop a comprehensive basis for the seismic assessment and retrofit of existing bridge structures. The presented principles are currently being developed at UCSD into consistent assessment design models in cooperation with the California Department of Transportation.

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Published
1992-03-31
How to Cite
Priestley, M. J. N., & Seible, F. (1992). Performance assessment of damaged bridge bents after the Loma Prieta earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 25(1), 44-51. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.25.1.44-51
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