The major objective this project was to develop a post-earthquake emergency response plan for the WSDOT bridge management. Three types of seismic events were considered in the development of the plan. Inspection forms were developed for the three-stage inspection process. For events other than minor earthquakes under favorable weather and lighting conditions, existing resources appear to be inadequate. Recommendations for improving the readiness of the WSDOT bridge management are provided.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Bridge management systems, Bridges, Disasters and emergency operations, Earthquakes, Inspection, Planning, Recommendations, Seismicity.