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Guidelines for the supplementary load testing of bridges

Publication year: 1998

ISBN: 978-0-7277-3788-5

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As of January 1999, under European Union ruling, 40 tonne vehicles have been allowed on UK roads, leading to a challenging programme of bridge assessment. In order to determine the true load carrying capacity of bridges and to avert a vast programme of unnecessary bridge strengthening and replacement schemes, bridge owners are turning increasingly to load testing.

Subject: Civil engineering, Structural engineering, Technology, Bridges, Testing, Live loads