Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

1st Edition - March 2, 2016

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  • Authors: Mark Hurt, Steven Schrock
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128020692
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128020845

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Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling provides new tactics for highway departments around the world that are faced with the dilemma of providing improved operations on a shoestring budget. Even after the much needed infrastructure funding is received, the question of which project comes first must be answered. Written by a 20-year veteran with the Kansas Department Of Transportation Bridge Office in design and in maintenance, this book provides Senior Bridge Maintenance Engineers with practical advice on how to create an effective maintenance program that will allow them to not only plan, schedule, direct, and monitor highway bridge repair and rehabilitation projects, but also evaluate all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards.

Key Features

  • Provides the tools and methods for building, maintaining, planning, and scheduling effective maintenance
  • Presents experience-based suggestions for evaluating highway bridges to determine maintenance priorities
  • Includes methods for evaluating all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards


Civil Engineers, Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers

Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Introduction
      • Abstract
      • 1.1. Bridges in the United States
      • 1.2. Bridge preservation process
      • 1.3. Bridge preservation practices before 1970
      • 1.4. Development of the National Bridge Inspection Standards
      • 1.5. Ongoing changes in practice
      • 1.6. Managing the bridge preservation process
      • 1.7. Scope and purpose of the text
    • Chapter 2: Bridge Elements and Materials
      • Abstract
      • 2.1. Classification of bridge structures
      • 2.2. Buried structures
      • 2.3. Elements of span bridge structures
      • 2.4. Bridge mechanics
      • 2.5. Bridge materials
    • Chapter 3: Bridge Inspection and Evaluation
      • Abstract
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Bridge inspection in the United States
      • 3.3. Bridge inspections in Canada, Western Europe and South Africa
      • 3.4. Reliability-based bridge inspection
      • 3.5. Inspection techniques and technologies
      • 3.6. Load rating
    • Chapter 4: Preventative Maintenance
      • Abstract
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Cost effectiveness
      • 4.3. Maintenance inspections
      • 4.4. Bridge decks and expansion joints
      • 4.5. Bridge superstructure and substructure
      • 4.6. Bridge substructure and waterway
      • 4.7. Approaches and roadways
      • 4.8. Recommendations
    • Chapter 5: Substantial Maintenance and Rehabilitation
      • Abstract
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Assessment and scoping
      • 5.3. Repair methods
      • 5.4. Substantial maintenance actions
      • 5.5. Rehabilitation actions
    • Chapter 6: Bridge Life Cycle Costing
      • Abstract
      • 6.1. Project scoping and selection
      • 6.2. Bridge life cycle cost analysis
      • 6.3. Determining costs
      • 6.4. Deterioration rates
      • 6.5. Applying bridge life cycle costing
    • Chapter 7: Bridge Management
      • Abstract
      • 7.1. Contemporary history of bridge management
      • 7.2. Project and program selection
      • 7.3. Experiences from the kansas department of transportation
    • Appendix 1: Delay Calculation for Undercapacity Flow at a Typical Signalized Work Zone for Bridge Deck Repair Work
    • Appendix 2: Economic Impact Analysis of Deferring Maintenance on K-10 Bridges Near Desoto, Kansas
    • Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
  • Published: March 2, 2016
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128020692
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128020845

About the Authors

Mark Hurt

Mark Hurt, D.Eng., P.E., S.E., Senior Squad Leader–Bridge Design, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kansas. Dr Hurt is a 20-year plus veteran with the KDOT Bridge Office in design and in maintenance. His role over the last ten years has been as a senior squad leader in design. Mark is licensed as a P.E. in Kansas and as a S.E. in Illinois.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bridge Design, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, Kansas, USA

Steven Schrock

Steven D. Schrock, Ph.D., P.E., F.ITE, Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, The University of Kansas at Lawrence. Dr Schrock is a registered professional engineer in Kansas. Prior to joining the University of Kansas in 2006 he was an assistant research engineer at the Texas Transportation Institute where he conducted transportation research as a member of the Work Zone and Dynamic Message Sign research program.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA

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