Inspection and Maintenance of Bridge Stay Cable Systems


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Inventory and Condition Assessment, Maintenance and Preservation

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Title: Inspection and Maintenance of Bridge Stay Cable Systems
Resource type: Research Report
Year published: 2005
Publisher: Transportation Research Board

This synthesis identifies and explains various inspection and maintenance techniques for bridge stay cable systems. It discusses both short- and long-term approaches. Topics cov- ered included methods for inspections and assessments, including nondestructive testing and evaluation procedures; repair and retrofit; methods for control of cable vibrations, including rain–wind vibrations; stay cable fatigue and failure; effectiveness of various inspection and repair methods; limitations of available technologies; and trends and recommendations for future study.