In this chapter, case studies of bridge collapses are discussed to illustrate the basic causes of bridge failure. In the first section, we present failures during construction; in the second, failures due to design flaws, material inadequacy, overloading, and maintenance are outlined. The third part describes failures due to extreme loading such as seismic-induced failures, ship strikes, and fire-induced failures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Innovative Bridge Design Handbook|
|Subtitle of host publication||Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 2016|
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- Bridge collapse
- Construction failure
- Design flaws
- Existing structures
- Extreme events
- Material inadequacy
- Structural degradation