Lessons in Bridge Damage Learned from the Wenchuan Earthquake
A strong earthquake occurred in Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, China, on May 12, 2008. Shortly after the earthquake, the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the Research Institute of Highways, the Ministry of Communication of China, led a reconnaissance team to conduct a post-earthquake bridge performance investigation of the transportation system in the earthquake affected areas. The U.S. transportation system reconnaissance team visited the area during July 20-24, 2008. This paper presents the findings and lessons learned by the team.
W. P. Yen et al., "Lessons in Bridge Damage Learned from the Wenchuan Earthquake," Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 275-285, Science Press, Jun 2009.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11803-009-9064-x
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Bridge Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Post Earthquake Investigation; Affected Area; Bridge Damage; Bridge Performance; Federal Highway Administration; Highway Research; Lessons Learned; Research Institutes; Sichuan Province; Transportation System; Wenchuan Earthquake; Civil Engineering; Engineering Geology; Highway Administration; Railroad Bridges
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