Seismic vulnerability evaluation of bridges in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee


The focus of this paper is to develop a screening procedure to obtain information and assess vulnerability of bridges located in the New Madrid seismic zone (NMSZ). This screening methodology includes structural elements, site, foundation, and importance of the bridge. An inventory of the river-crossing bridges in Memphis and Shelby County is made using the developed screening procedure; potentially hazardous bridges that require further detailed seismic evaluation and/or immediate seismic retrofitting are identified. -from Authors

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Earthquake Spectra