Due to significant economic growth in the last few decades, increasing traffic loads impose tremendous demand on bridge structures. This, coupled with ongoing deterioration of bridges, introduces a unique challenge to bridge engineers in maintaining service of these infrastructure assets without disruption to vital economic and social activities. This requires innovative solutions and optimized methodologies to achieve safe and efficient operation of bridge structures. Bridge engineering practitioners, researchers, owners, and contractors from all over the world presented on modern techniques in design, inspection, monitoring and rehabilitation of bridge structures, at the Sixth New York City Bridge Conference held New York City on July 25-26, 2011. This book contains a select number of papers presented at the conference. This group of papers provides a state-of-the-art in bridge engineering and is of interest to any reader in the field.
Preface 1 Cable-supported bridges Design of the Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland, UK S. Kite, M. Carter & B. Minto The cable-stayed bridge across the River Sava in Belgrade P. Walser, S. Hopf & M. Steinkuhler Indian River Inlet Bridge-A design-build in progress E. Nelson Main cable corrosion protection by dehumidification: Experience, optimization and new developments M.L. Bloomstine 2 Bridge analysis & design Bridge design for maintenance B.R. Colford The New Lake Champlain Bridge design process T. Potts, J. Billings, J. Bridges & J. Boni A signature footbridge for Xinjin, China Q. Ye, J. Zhang, C. Clark & G. Fanjiang Comparative of single pendulum and triple pendulum seismic isolation bearings on the St. Laurent Bridge, Quebec, Canada J. Barbas, P. Matusewitch & M. Williams Incorporating climate change predictions in the hydraulic analysis of bridges G.M. Shields 3 Innovative bridge technology Concrete filled tubular flange girder bridge R. Bondi The Queens Boulevard Bridge-the NEXT generation D. Tuckman & M. Deitch New tools for inspection of gusset plates C. Higgins, O.T. Turan & Q. Nguyen 4 Bridge rehabilitation and retrofit Delaware River Turnpike Bridge-riveted connection analysis and retrofit R.J. Schaefer, B.D. Buckman, W. Scott Johnsen & J. Laird Rehabilitation of the 31st Street Arch of Hell Gate Viaduct, New York City M.J. Abrahams Main span hinge elimination and continuity retrofit of the Sandesund Prestressed Box Girder Bridge in Norway S. Fjeldheim & S. Kr. Heggem Deck truss bearing rehabilitation for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge Q. Ye, Q.V. Nguyen, E. Montgomery & M. Venuto Low profile uplift bearings for the Atlantic Avenue Viaduct, New York City R.J. Watson & J. Conklin 5 Bridge replacement & construction Rapid replacement of bridges using modular systems B. Sivakumar Accelerating bridge construction with prefabricated bridge elements-The latest in new technology for moderate to high seismic regions in the United States B. Khaleghi, K. Thompson & P. Chung Replacement of the Hog Island Channel and Powell Creek Bridges L. Fernandez 6 Bridge management & monitoring Remote structural monitoring systems for long-term confidence in a structure's condition T. Spuler, G. Moor, R. Berger & R. Watson Strategies in tunnel design, construction, maintenance, inspection and operations H. Capers, Jr., L. Jiang & K. Thompson Identifying and sharing best practices in bridge maintenance and management M.M. Myers & H.A. Capers, Jr. 7 Historic bridges New bascule bridge for historic New Bern, North Carolina E. Kelly Site and sight: Examining the forms of Hudson River Bridges P. Draper, E. Segal & A. O'Connor The St. Louis Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the feud between Eads and Roebling K. Gandhi Author index