The real service life of road bridges
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge Engineering, ISSN 1478-4629, Vol. 160, no 4, 173-179 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Bridges form an important part of a nation's road system and require large capital investment. The number of bridges in a nation's bridge stock is seldom constant from one year to another as new bridges are built and old structures are demolished. This paper, based on a case study of 1170 bridges demolished in Sweden during a 15-year period (1990-2005), describes the real life span for various types of road bridges. The major reasons for demolition of bridges are addressed and survival analysis for different types of road bridges is introduced.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 160, no 4, 173-179 p.
Bridges; Demolition; Service life
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9642DOI: 10.1680/bren.2007.160.4.173ScopusID: 2-s2.0-37249052456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9642DiVA: diva2:126793
QC 201008262008-11-212008-11-212010-08-26Bibliographically approved