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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-17-039    Date:  January 2016
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-17-039
Date: January 2016


FHWA Research And Technology Evaluation: Gusset Plates Final Report

Appendix C Documents Reviewed

Documents reviewed.

Document Affiliated Agency Relevant Information
Accident Report NTSB/HAR-08-03 Collapse of I–35W Highway Bridge Minneapolis, Minnesota August 1, 2007.(1) NTSB Final report presenting the conclusion of the NTSB’s investigation of the I–35W Highway Bridge in Minneapolis, MN.
Safety Recommendation H‑08‑001.(5) NTSB First recommendation from NTSB to FHWA following I–35W Bridge collapse.
Safety Recommendation H‑08‑001 Correspondence between NTSB and FHWA.[o] NTSB, FHWA Correspondence between the two agencies regarding the recommendation that FHWA require bridge owners to rate gusset plate load capacity.
FHWA Technical Advisory 5140.29 (Load-carrying Capacity Considerations of Gusset Plates in Non-load-path Redundant Steel Truss Bridges).(6) FHWA Provides recommendations for supplementing the AASHTO procedures for load rating steel truss bridges with respect to gusset plates.
FHWA-IF-09-014 Load Rating Guidance and Examples For Bolted and Riveted Gusset Plates In Truss Bridges.(10) FHWA First publication from FHWA providing guidelines to bridge owners in meeting the requirements of FHWA Technical Advisory 5140.29.
NCHRP Web-Only Document 197 Guidelines for the Load and Resistance Factor Design and Rating of Riveted and Bolted Gusset-Plate Connections for Steel Bridges.(2) NCHRP Final document with gusset plate load rating specifications developed by AASHTO and FHWA; closed out NCHRP Project 12-84.


o See appendix E.



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