State of the art of Chilean bridge collapse. Proposal of actions in Chilean bridge engineering

M. A. Valenzuela, H. Pinto, M. Marquez, J. L. Seguel

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Abstract

In Chile, the collapse of bridges has produced an economic and social cost increase. Recently, a review regarding the historical collapses in Chile has defined three main categories of the causes of those collapses: 1) design criteria of the bridge: failure in the predictions of load traffic (overweight or dimension) or resistant capacity of the main structural elements of the bridge; 2) accidental loads due to climate change or high intensity of the hazard associated mainly with earthquakes, debris currents and tsunamis; 3) the maintenance of the bridge: lack maintenance or inspection program with poor frequency, not enough suitable to preserve their original performance. This paper discusses these topics, presenting several case studies of these categories and proposes a specific program to be applied in the Manual de Carreteras of Chile (Chilean design, construction and maintenance code).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020
EditorsHiroshi Yokota, Dan M. Frangopol
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1467-1473
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780367232788
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 11 Apr 202115 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020
Country/TerritoryJapan
CitySapporo
Period11/04/2115/04/21

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