Steel Truss Replacement - Bahia Honda in Florida

Load Rating , Project Application , Complex , Rehabilitation , Truss .

A super quick read.

Author: Juan Ortega-Rosales

Publish Date: 12 Nov, 2018






Pier and Abutment Inspection

• Performed by UESI in November 2016

• Team of divers inspected the piers and abutment
– Above and underwater




UESI Inspection Findings

• Pier and Abutment Concrete
– Cracking wide enough for chloride infiltration but no corrosion bleed-out
– Corrosion from protruding formwork support rods
– Isolated areas of poor consolidation


• Foundations
– Undermining due to scour



Preliminary Analysis and Alternatives

• Preliminary Structural Analysis
– Reviewed structure with reduced section properties
– Existing Structure unsafe for pedestrian loads

• Alternatives
– No build
– Field rehabilitation
– Disassembly and shop rehabilitation
– Replacement





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Speaker :  Juan Ortega-Rosales

Category : Bridge

Software : midas Civil

Date : 2017-02-28



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