Building resilient bridges

Resilient bridge

Disasters can damage or entirely destroy bridges and cause widespread destruction and social mayhem. But factoring risk into design and maintenance can help ensure the safety of the millions of people who cross bridges on a daily basis.

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The present work focuses on the use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), commonly known as drones, for the inspection and assessment of bridge infrastructures.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)

The purpose of this survey is to define the restoration tasks after hydraulic-induced damage and/or loss of functionality of bridges. This includes the duration and sequence of restoration tasks, idle times, cost, and traffic/functionality loss for

Data in Brief

This paper summarizes some recent advances in the research of wind effects on long-span bridge and traffic systems with a focus on the efforts from a system and multi-hazard perspective. Wind effects on long-span bridges and moving vehicles have drawn

International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology (Science Direct)
New study evaluates damage states and identifies repair strategies for bridges through integrated experimental testing and expert panel solicitation.
Texas A&M University System
Researchers studied the impact of climate change on bridge safety employing a new approach combining climatology, hydrology, structural engineering, and risk assessment.
Lehigh University
New research shows that the washing away of bridge foundations during floods disrupts 8.2 million passenger journeys in the UK per year, with a cost of up to £60 million.