Earthquake Risk and U.S. Highway Infrastructure: Frequently Asked Questions

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This report addresses frequently asked questions about the risk from earthquakes to highway systems, including bridges, tunnels, pavements, and other highway components. Particular attention is given to highway bridges, which often are the most vulnerable highway structures. The report also discusses federal and nonfederal actions to reduce seismic risk to the U.S. highway system.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 30, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Mallett, William J.

Specialist in Transportation Policy

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Carter, Nicole T.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

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Folger, Peter

Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 30, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report addresses frequently asked questions about the risk from earthquakes to highway systems, including bridges, tunnels, pavements, and other highway components. Particular attention is given to highway bridges, which often are the most vulnerable highway structures. The report also discusses federal and nonfederal actions to reduce seismic risk to the U.S. highway system.

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10 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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