Damage of bridges due to the 2010 Maule, Chile, earthquake

Kazuhiko Kawashima, Shigeki Unjoh, Jun Ichi Hoshikuma, Kenji Kosa

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This article presents the damage of bridges resulting from the 2010 Maule, Chile earthquake based on site investigations. Features of bridge damage are presented and discussed with emphasis on the effect of in-plane rotation of skewed bridges, insufficient seat support length, absence of integrity of prestressed concrete girder bridges without diaphragms, and lack of bearing capacity of foundations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1036-1068
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • Bridges
  • Chile Earthquake
  • Earthquake Damage
  • Maule
  • Skewed Bridge
  • Structural Response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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