Inspection and Maintenance of Bridge Stay Cable Systems

Inspection and Maintenance of Bridge Stay Cable Systems

This synthesis identifies and explains various inspection and maintenance techniques for bridge stay cable systems. It discusses both short- and long-term approaches. Topics cov- ered included methods for inspections and assessments, including nondestructive testing and evaluation procedures; repair and retrofit; methods for control of cable vibrations, including rain–wind vibrations; stay cable fatigue and failure; effectiveness of various inspection and repair methods; limitations of available technologies; and trends and recommendations for future study.

Infrastructure Assets: Bridge, Highway Assets
Resource Types: Research Report

Transportation Research Board

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Project 20-5 FY 2003 (Topic 35-07)

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