Geotechnical assessment strategy for bridge maintenance – case study.

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Hamza, Omar 2017. Geotechnical assessment strategy for bridge maintenance – case study. CRC Press.
AuthorsHamza, Omar
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This paper presents a practical strategy used to conduct a geotechnical assessment, drawing principally on a maintenance work carried out recently for Rashwood Interchange which carries the M5 Motorway over the A38. The bridge, which was constructed in the early 1960s, had experienced long-term settlement attributed to historical brine pumping activities in the proximity of the bridge area. In planning for its maintenance work several issues challenged the geotechnical assessment, including the review of settlement history and mining instability in the area, the exploitation of as-built data records and the determination of foundation response to additional loading during the bridge repair. The paper presents how these complex challenges were approached, yet using simple procedures and common design tools. The procedures are also applicable to other infrastructure maintenance projects, particularly in transportation geotechnics.

KeywordsGeotechnical engineering; Bridge foundations
Year2017
PublisherCRC Press
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622373
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