|August 2014 (38.11500 Degrees, -122.50500 Degrees) State Route 37 Bridge|
Note how today's bridge is composed of flexible two column piers with an occasional stiff four column pier to resist the large displacements. These stiff piers were retrofitted with steel casings on the longitudinal struts. Instead of retrofitting the columns to form plastic hinges the lateral members were designed to be ductile instead. The steel casings ensure that the struts can form reliable plastic hinges as the piers move back and forth.
Sonoma County: California Bridges: State Route 37 Bridge across the Petaluma River by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.