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NCHRP 12-49 Seismic Bridge Design LRFD

NCHRP 12-49 Seismic Bridge Design LRFD

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 NCHRP 12-49
Comprehensive Specification for theSeismic Design of BridgesRevised LRFD Design Specifications(Seismic Provisions)THIRD DRAFT OF SPECIFICATIONS AND COMMENTARYMarch 2, 2001
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARDNAS-NRCPRIVILEGED DOCUMENTThis report, not released for publication, is furnishedonly for review to members or participants in the work of the National Cooperative Highway ResearchProgram. It is to be regarded as fully privileged, anddissemination of the information included herein mustbe approved by the NCHRP.
 
 
AcknowledgementThis work was sponsored by the AmericanAssociation of State Highway and TransportationOfficials, in cooperation with the Federal HighwayAdministration, and was conducted in the NationalCooperative Highway Research Program, which isadministered by the Transportation Research Boardof the National Research Council.
 
DisclaimerThis copy is an uncorrected draft as submitted by the research agency. A decisionconcerning acceptance by the Transportation Research Board and publication in theregular NCHRP series will not be made until a complete technical review has beenmade and discussed with the researchers. The opinions and conclusions expressed orimplied in the report are those of the research agency. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board, the National Research Council, or the FederalHighway Administration, American Association of State Highway and TransportationOfficials, or of the individual states participating in the National Cooperative HighwayResearch Program.
 
 
Third Draft 2 - i March 2, 2001SECTION 2 (SI) - TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.1 SCOPE
........................................................................................................................................................................2 - 1
2.2 DEFINITIONS
..............................................................................................................................................................2 - 1
2.3 LOCATION FEATURES
............................................................................................................................................2 - 1
2.3.1 Route Location
.....................................................................................................................................................**2.3.1.1 GENERAL....................................................................................................................................................**2.3.1.2 WATERWAY AND FLOODPLAIN CROSSINGS......................................................................................**
2.3.2 Bridge Site Arrangement
....................................................................................................................................**2.3.2.1 GENERAL....................................................................................................................................................**2.3.2.2 TRAFFIC SAFETY.......................................................................................................................................**2.3.2.2.1 Protection of Structures.....................................................................................................................**2.3.2.2.2 Protection of Users............................................................................................................................**2.3.2.2.3 Geometric Standards.........................................................................................................................**2.3.2.2.4 Road Surfaces....................................................................................................................................**2.3.2.2.5 Vessel Collisions................................................................................................................................**
2.3.3 Clearances
............................................................................................................................................................**2.3.3.1 NAVIGATIONAL...........................................................................................................................................**2.3.3.2 HIGHWAY VERTICAL.................................................................................................................................**2.3.3.3 HIGHWAY HORIZONTAL...........................................................................................................................**2.3.3.4 RAILROAD OVERPASS.............................................................................................................................**
2.3.4 Environment
.........................................................................................................................................................**
2.3.5 Geology, Topography and Land Use
...........................................................................................................2 - 1
 2.4 FOUNDATION INVESTIGATION
..............................................................................................................................2 - 2
2.4.1 General
.............................................................................................................................................................2 - 2
2.4.2 Subsurface Exploration
................................................................................................................................2 - 2
2.4.3 Laboratory Testing
........................................................................................................................................2 - 3
2.5 DESIGN OBJECTIVES
..............................................................................................................................................2 - 3
2.5.1 Safety
.....................................................................................................................................................................**
2.5.2 Serviceability
........................................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.1 DURABILITY................................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.1.1 Materials.............................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.1.2 Self-Protecting Measures..................................................................................................................**2.5.2.2 INSPECTABILITY........................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.3 MAINTAINABILITY......................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.4 RIDEABILITY...............................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.5 UTILITIES.....................................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.6 DEFORMATIONS........................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.6.1 General...............................................................................................................................................**2.5.2.6.2 Criteria for Deflection.........................................................................................................................**2.5.2.6.3 Optional Criteria for Span-to-Depth Ratios......................................................................................**2.5.2.7 CONSIDERATION OF FUTURE WIDENING............................................................................................**2.5.2.7.1 Exterior Beams on Multibeam Bridges.............................................................................................**2.5.2.7.2 Substructure.......................................................................................................................................**
2.5.3 Constructibility
.....................................................................................................................................................**
2.5.4 Economy
................................................................................................................................................................**2.5.4.1 GENERAL....................................................................................................................................................**2.5.4.2 ALTERNATIVE PLANS...............................................................................................................................**
2.5.5 Bridge Aesthetics
................................................................................................................................................**
2.5.6 Seismic Design Approaches
.........................................................................................................................2 - 32.5.6.1 EARTHQUAKE RESISTING SYSTEMS (ERS) FOR SEISMIC DESIGN........................................2 - 102.5.6.2 REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY BRIDGES AND STAGE CONSTRUCTION......................2 - 19
2.6 HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS
...............................................................................................................................**
2.6.1 General
..................................................................................................................................................................**
2.6.2 Site Data
................................................................................................................................................................**
2.6.3 Hydrologic Analysis
............................................................................................................................................**

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