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MCEER Bulletin, Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2007

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Volume 21, Number 2, Summer 2007

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US-Taiwan Bridge Workshop Proceedings Available on CD

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The Proceedings of the Second US-Taiwan Bridge Engineering Workshop, MCEER-06-0014, are contained on a CD-ROM that includes papers, presentations, photo gallery, biographies and an electronic author index. Edited by Phil Yen and J. Shen (US) and J.Y. Chen and M. Wang (Taiwan), the proceedings include 23 papers and presentations from the 40 participants -- 21 from Taiwan and 19 from the US.

The event, held Sept 21-22, 2006, was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration. Phil Yen, FHWA, was the conference chair. It was organized by MCEER and the Taiwan Construction Research Institute. The workshop built upon the first gathering in Taipei in 2005 which had a focus on “Bridge Maintenance.” The theme of the 2006 workshop was “Bridge Engineering.” There was much discussion on the seismic design of highway bridges and the repair of bridges damaged by earthquakes, flooding and landslides. There were also presentations on bridge maintenance and bridge management systems that extended the discussions initiated at the 2005 workshop.