Fighting Fatigue – minimising bridge life-cycle costs



Ensuring the longevity of expansion joints is key to minimising bridge life-cycle costs. Gianni Moor, Simon Hoffmann and Colm O’Suilleabhain report on a testing programme designed with this in mind.

Laboratory testing of bridge components is important to verify their longterm performance and minimise life-cycle costs. This is especially true when the component is an expansion joint and the life-cycle in question is that of
the bridge rather than the component.

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