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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-11-037    Date:  January 2013
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-11-037
Date: January 2013


Summary Report On The FHWA LTBP Workshop To Identify Bridge Substructure Performance Issues: March 4–6, 2010, In Orlando, Fl

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This report is a product of the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) program. The program was authorized under the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to identify, collect, and analyze research-quality data that will provide a better understanding of bridge performance and lead to improvements thereof.(1) This report presents an overview of the “Federal Highway Administration Workshop to Identify Bridge Substructure Performance Issues,” held in Orlando, FL, from March 4 to 6, 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to consider overall bridge performance and identify geotechnical performance metrics that may correspond to good and poor performance. This report describes the results of the workshop and presents them in the larger perspective of designing and implementing the LTBP program. This document will be of interest to engineers who research, design, construct, inspect, maintain, and manage bridges as well as to decisionmakers at all levels of management of public highway agencies.

Jorge E. Pagán-Ortiz
Director, Office of Infrastructure
Research and Development


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