ABSTRACT

Earthquake Risk and U.S. Highway Infrastructure: Frequently Asked Questions [May 19, 2016]   [open pdf - 831KB]

"Earthquakes and related events, such as soil liquefaction, landslides, tsunamis, flooding, and fires, pose risks to highway infrastructure. Concerns about the U.S. highway system's seismic vulnerability stem from interest in protecting public safety, facilitating response and recovery efforts, and minimizing economic loss and social disruption. This report addresses a number of frequently asked questions about earthquake risk and highway system components, especially bridges."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41746
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2016-05-19
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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