Emergency Service Routes Evaluation of 25 Highway Bridges for Seismic Performance

Location:  Shelby County, Tennessee

Burr & Cole evaluated 25 highway bridges in Shelby County and determined their performance during a seismic event.

The bridges were evaluated using three methods:  1) Federal Highway Administration, 2) HAZ-US, and 3) on-site inspections.  The results of the evaluation were used to determine emergency services routes for Shelby County after a significant seismic event.  The Shelby County Government used the study to assist in routing essential supplies as part of their emergency management preparedness.