by John Katheniotis
Diploma Thesis, July 2002
The present diploma thesis is aimed at the development of a methodology for the inspection and the assessment of structural condition of highway bridges. The methodology consists of successive visual inspections, their recording and their manipulation, in order to determine the structural condition index of the bridge under consideration.
Figure 1:Bridge deck on steel beams; corrosion of the steel beams is apparent.
Figure 2:Inspection of the bottom of a concrete bridge deck.
Figure 3:Typical elastomeric bearing of a concrete bridge.