Guidelines for the Supplementary Load Testing of Bridges

Guidelines for the Supplementary Load Testing of Bridges

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As of January 1999, under European Union ruling, 40 tonne vehicles have been allowed on UK roads, leading to a challenging programme of bridge assessment. In order to determine the true load carrying capacity of bridges and to avert a vast programme of unnecessary bridge strengthening and replacement schemes, bridge owners are turning increasingly to load more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 205.74 x 292.1 x 7.62mm | 272.15g
  • ICE Publishing
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • references
  • 0727727370
  • 9780727727374
  • 2,179,919

Table of contents

Introduction The assessment process Use of supplementary load testing Planning the test Methods of load application Measuring equipment Test procedures Interpretation of results Referencesshow more