Report No.: CCEER-92-11
Title: Economic Impact of Passage of Spent Fuel Traffic on Two Bridges in North-East Nevada
Authors: N. Wehbe, M. Saiidi and D. O'Connor
Date: December 1992
Department of Civil Engineering/258
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
The transportation of spent nuclear fuel across Nevada to the proposed repository site in the southern part of the state could significantly affect the infrastructure system in Nevada.
One of the major classes of structures affected by the nuclear waste transportation is highway bridges and culverts. This report presents the results of the research work conducted during 1992. The study includes the evaluation of two bridges, B-232 and B-658, which are located on a potential nuclear waste transportation route.
Where bridge upgrading is needed, several retrofitting procedures are suggested and the associated cost estimates are presented (Abstract by authors).