This paper reports the results of Part A of a study of the recorded strong‐motion accelerations at the well‐instrumented network of the two side‐by‐side parallel bridges over the Carquinez Strait during the 24 August 2014 (Mw 6.0) South Napa, California, earthquake that occurred at 03:20:44 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) with epicentral coordinates 38.22° N, 122.31° W (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/poster/2014/20140824.php; last accessed October 2014). Both bridges and two boreholes were instrumented by the California Strong motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) of the California Geological Survey (CGS; Shakal et al., 2014). A comprehensive comparison of several ground‐motion prediction equations...

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