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Damage-Resilient Bridges in Seismic Areas - Collection of Case Studies

Resilient Infrastructure is the fourth Strategic Theme defined by PIARC in the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. During this cycle, Technical Committee 4.2 Road Bridges was assigned 5 issues. The fifth issue, titled “Damage-Resilient Bridges in Seismic Areas”, was consistent with the fourth Strategic Theme, and was addressed by preparing two deliverables; (1) a collection of case studies and (2) a final report. This document, the collection of case studies, is a compilation of information collected from stakeholders worldwide concerning the most common approaches used to manage seismic risk to bridges and to enhance bridge performance during seismic events. The different strategies and measures used to improve seismic resistance and provide resilience, as collected by the case studies, are analyzed and compared in detail in the final report. It is the hope of the work group that both documents will be a valuable reference for bridge owners and operators worldwide with respect to prioritizing bridges to be retrofitted using efficient and cost-effective retrofit strategies.

Information sheet

  • Date: 2022
  • Author(s): Comité technique / Technical Committee / Comité Técnico 2020-2023 4.2 Ponts / Bridges / Puentes
  • Domain(s): Road Bridges
  • Type: Collection of Case Studies
  • PIARC Ref.: 2022R32EN
  • ISBN: 978-2-84060-731-1