Friday, July 3, 2009

Osaka Bay Bridges: Nishinomiya Harbor Bridge

Today, we are studying the Nishinomiya Bridge between the cities of Osaka and Kobe. As you can see, some of the concrete hammer-head piers were shattered during the Kobe earthquake. Apparently, there was not enough transverse reinforcement, although the near fault ground motion would have damaged most structures. It's a continuous, six-span steel, box girder bridge with haunched girders.
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