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Bridge and Highway Reports

The publications below feature MCEER’s Highway Project research over the past decade. Topics include improved seismic design, evaluation and retrofit methodologies and strategies for new and existing bridges and other highway structures. The reports include manuals, guidelines and synthesis reports.

New Reports

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Design of Highway Bridges Against Extreme Hazard Events: Issues, Principles and Approaches
Edited by G.C. Lee, M. Tong and W. Phillip Yen, MCEER-08-SP06, June 30, 2008

Damage to Bridges from Wind, Storm Surge and Debris in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
By Jerome O'Connor and Paul E. McAnany, MCEER-08-SP05, November 16, 2008

Proceedings of the Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways
Edited by Michael Keever and Lucero Mesa, MCEER-08-SP04, June 23, 2008

Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures: Parts I and II
Part 1 - Bridges: Ian G. Buckle (Lead Author), Ian Friedland, John Mander, Geoffrey Martin, Richard Nutt and Maurice Power; and Part 2 - Retaining Structures, Slopes, Tunnels, Culverts and Roadways, Maurice Power (Lead Author), Kenneth Fishman, Faiz Makdisi, Samuel Musser, Rowland Richards and
T. Leslie Youd, April 2008

Damage to the Highway System from the Pisco, Peru Earthquake of August 15, 2007, by Jerome S. O'Connor, Lucero Mesa and Monique Nykamp, MCEER-07-0021, December 10, 2007

 

Highway Bridge Manuals

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Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures: Part 1 - Bridges
Ian G. Buckle (Lead Author), Ian Friedland, John Mander, Geoffrey Martin, Richard Nutt and Maurice Power, MCEER-06-SP10, 12/1/06

Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures: Part 2 - Retaining Structures, Slopes, Tunnels, Culverts and Roadways
Maurice Power (Lead Author), Kenneth Fishman, Faiz Makdisi, Samuel Musser, Rowland Richards and T. Leslie Youd, MCEER-06-SP11, 12/1/06

Seismic Isolation of Highway Bridges
I.G. Buckle, M. Constantinou, M. Dicleli and H. Ghasemi, MCEER-06-SP07, 8/21/06

Seismic Retrofitting Guidelines for Complex Steel Truss Highway Bridges
T. Ho, R. Donikian, T. Ingham, C. Seim and A. Pan, MCEER-06-SP05, 8/1/06

REDARS 2: Methodology and Software for Seismic Risk Analysis of Highway Systems
S.D. Werner, C.E. Taylor, S. Cho, J-P. Lavoie, C. Huyck, C. Eitzel, H. Chung and R.T. Eguchi, MCEER-06-SP08, 8/31/06

 

Bridge Synthesis Reports

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Fragility Considerations in Highway Bridge Design
M. Shinozuka, S. Banerjee and S.H. Kim, MCEER-07-0023, 12/14/07

Bridge Foundations: Modeling Large Pile Groups and Caissons for Seismic Design
I. Po Lam, H. Law and G.R. Martin (Coordinating Author), MCEER-07-0018, 12/1/07

Liquefaction Remediation in Silty Soils Using Dynamic Compaction and Stone Columns
S. Thevanayagam, G.R. Martin, R. Nashed, T. Shenthan, T. Kanagalingam, and N. Ecemis, MCEER-06-0009, 8/28/06

Review of Current NDE Technologies for Post-Earthquake Assessment of Retrofitted Bridge Columns
J. Song, Z. Liang and G.C. Lee, MCEER-06-0008, 8/21/06

REDARS Validation Report
S. Cho, C.K. Huyck, S. Ghosh and R.T. Eguchi, MCEER-06-0007, 8/8/06

Also available:

Bridge and Highway Related Technical Reports

AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications