The region in and around Christchurch, encompassing Christchurch city and the Selwyn and Waimakariri districts, contains more than 800 road, rail, and pedestrian bridges. Most of these bridges are reinforced concrete, symmetric, and have small to moderate spans (15–25 m). The 22 February 2011 moment magnitude (Mw) 6.2 Christchurch earthquake induced high levels of localized ground shaking (Bradley and Cubrinovski 2011, page 853 of this issue; Guidotti et al. 2011, page 767 of this issue; Smyrou et al. 2011, page 882 of this issue), with damage to bridges mainly confined to the central...
Performance of Bridges during the 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes
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Liam Wotherspoon, Aaron Bradshaw, Russell Green, Clinton Wood, Alessandro Palermo, Misko Cubrinovski, Brendon Bradley; Performance of Bridges during the 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. Seismological Research Letters ; 82 (6): 950–964. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.82.6.950
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