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

Performing Organization:
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).