- Volume 21 Issue 2 Serial No. 74
The substructure of temporary bridges used during the construction period of main bridges needs to be simple and strong at the same time so that it doesn't block running water. When the water flow is hindered by sub-structure of the bridges, as it happens when H beams with bracing are used, either the water floods or the bridge gets damaged. Therefore, using round beams for the substructure and connect them together is a preventive choice considering the intensive raining in the summer. The bridges using round beams for the substructure have also benefited by fast construction because of fewer bracing and in-situ welding. Because the round-pile-connecting method is relatively new, the safety evaluation of the constructed bridge is an essential procedure before being used in the field. The field evaluation of a bridge including the vehicle loading test and moving load analysis has been conducted and the results showed the safety requirement is satisfied.
safety evaluation;substructure;round piles
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