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NCHRP Synthesis 20-05/Topic 35-07 [Final (Synthesis)]

Inspection and Maintenance of Cable-Stayed Bridges
[ NCHRP 20-05 (Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices) ]

  Project Data
Funds: 29000
Staff Responsibility: Jon M. Williams
Fiscal Year: 2003

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 353: Inspection and Maintenance of Bridge Stay Cable Systems identifies and explains various inspection and maintenance techniques for bridge stay cable systems. It discusses both short- and long-term approaches. The report information on  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.  This topic is published at  http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=5841

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