Report No.: CCEER-93-7

Title: Adequacy of Three Highway Structures in Southern Nevada for Spent Fuel Transportation

Authors: N. Wehbe, M. "Saiid" Saiidi, E. Maragakis, and D. Sanders

Date: August 1993

Sponsoring Agency: United States Department of Energy

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 1993. The study includes the evaluation of three bridge structures, G-965, B-976 and H-1020. The three structures are located on a potential nuclear waste transportation route in southern Nevada.

Where bridge upgrading is needed, retrofitting procedures are suggested and the associated cost estimates are presented (Abstract by authors).