Monday, October 29, 2012

Miyagi, Japan's Bridges: The Utatsu Bridge (2)

March 2012 (38.716 Degrees, 141.523 Degrees) Utatsu Bridge
A couple of interesting things about the Utatsu Bridge. The bridge was retrofitted with concrete casings around the bents and steel shear keys between the girders. Most highway bridges in Japan got a very thorough seismic retrofit after the 1995 Kobe earthquake. However, bridges in Japan (and in the United States) haven't been retrofitted for tsunami.
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