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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-030
Date: March 2011

Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Report on Transportation Infrastructure: Impact of the February 27, 2010, Offshore Maule Earthquake in Chile


Financial support for the postearthquake reconnaissance trip to Chile was provided mainly by FHWA, with Sheila Duwadi serving as the point of contact for U.S. team members. The authors would also like to acknowledge the financial support of EERI. The findings and opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsors. Special thanks are due to José Miguel Ortega for his support and coordination with local authorities to make the reconnaissance trip a success, Mauricio Guzmán and Sandra Achurra for their escort and introduction to various bridge sites, Alex Unión Villarroel for his posttrip assistance, and Rodrigo Oviedo for his participation throughout the reconnaissance trip.


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