|January 2013 (38.6254 Degrees, -102.7015 Degrees) Mount Aukum Road Bridge|
A bridge with steel girders and steel columns is quite unusual for California. I've noticed that whenever a bridge engineer gets an opportunity, they like to slope their bents. Unfortunately, the earthquake performance suffers as a result of the increased axial load and shear in sloping bents.
We'll take a closer look at this interesting bridge tomorrow.
El Dorado County, California Bridges: Mt Aukum Bridge across the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.