Purdue Releases New Bridge Inspection and Repair Guidance

Purdue University has released a new report titled "Fatigue and Fracture Library for the Inspection, Evaluation, and Repair of Vehicular Steel Bridges." This free document is intended to provide engineers and inspectors with technical guidance regarding evaluation, repair and retrofit procedures for both common as well as nonstandard, noncompliant or failed details encountered on steel bridge structures.

The report also contains supplemental videos that further illustrate certain topics, such as Charpy impact tests and dealing with brittle fracture.

The document is available for free download as a pdf or e-book at