Preliminary findings on performance of bridges in the 2010 Darfield earthquake

  • Alessandro Palermo University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8259-9050
  • Mitchel Le Heux Rose School, Pavia, Italy
  • Michel Bruneau University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA
  • Myrto Anagnostopoulou University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA
  • Liam Wotherspoon University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lucas Hogan University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5151-1378

Abstract

On September 4, 2010 a M 7.1 earthquake occurred with an epicentre near the town of Darfield 30-40 km west of the Christchurch CBD. In the days following the earthquake inspections were carried out on highway, road City Council and pedestrian bridges in the Canterbury area. This paper details the preliminary findings based on visual inspection of about fifty five bridges. The paper comprises information supplied by consulting engineering firms which were also directly involved in the inspections soon after the earthquake.

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Published
2010-12-31
How to Cite
Palermo, A., Le Heux, M., Bruneau, M., Anagnostopoulou, M., Wotherspoon, L., & Hogan, L. (2010). Preliminary findings on performance of bridges in the 2010 Darfield earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 43(4), 412-420. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.43.4.412-420
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