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Site Investigation of Bridges along I-24 in Western Kentucky
Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report
  • Wael Zatar, University of Kentucky
  • Issam E. Harik, University of Kentucky
  • Peng Yuan, University of Kentucky
Determination of the seismic risk of the I-24 bridges requires evaluating the current condition of all individual elements of the bridges. All bridges along the I-24 were visually inspected, pictured, and the records were stored in a database. Data of the visual inspection and the pictures were combined to form the completed site inspection forms of the I-24 bridges. Main visually observed deficiencies of the bridge elements were pointed out. The site inspection forms of all bridges on/over the I-24 in western Kentucky are used together with the bridge inventory to obtain different statistical figures regarding the characteristics of the bridges. The site inspection forms are considered to be a source that provides images of the existing conditions, assists in pre-earthquake preparation plans, and forms the basis to develop post-earthquake emergency response, inspection, and evaluation plans.
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The contents of this report reflect the views of the authors, who are responsible for the facts and accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, nor the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. The inclusion of manufacturer names or trade names is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

Citation Information
Wael Zatar, Issam E. Harik and Peng Yuan. "Site Investigation of Bridges along I-24 in Western Kentucky" (2006)
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