How to do help make a critical transportation link safer in an earthquake?
How to do help make a critical transportation link safer in an earthquake?

San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit

Forell/Elsesser utilized its seismic isolation design and passive damping expertise to help with the seismic retrofit of the landmark Coronado Bay Bridge

Customized Solution
  • Elastomeric isolation bearings replaced existing rigid bearings at 13 support piers and will substantially improve seismic behavior.
  • Dampers were added between piers and superstructure over the shipping channel to provide a “soft” energy dissipating resistant connection between the superstructure and the supporting pier caps.
CATEGORIES

Transportation


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Located in San Diego
  • Owner: Caltrans

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