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Falsework and bridge failures

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posted on 20.01.2017, 10:09 by Sun-Wah Poon, Andrew Price
Bridge construction always involves falsework erection. The falsework scaffolding used in Hong Kong gave a lower failure load than the supplier’s figure and the used frames have their loadbearing capacity reduced with age of materials. Sixty-two bridge collapses during construction in twenty-two countries or cities were studied and analysed. More than half of the collapses were falsework-related failures and occurred during concreting, placing of bridge segments and redistribution of major forces. The permanent works failed mainly due to insufficient consideration of stresses generated and instability of the structural member during construction.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Asia Pacific Building and Construction Management Journal

Pages

20 - 24

Citation

POON, S. and PRICE, A., 1996. Falsework and bridge failures. Asia Pacific Building and Construction Management Journal, 2(1), pp.20-24.

Publisher

Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1996

Notes

Closed access.

ISSN

1024-9540

Language

en

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