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A review of the potential impacts of climate change on the safety and performance of bridges

Nasr, Amro LU ; Björnsson, Ivar LU ; HONFI, DANIEL LU ; Larsson Ivanov, Oskar LU ; Johansson, Jonas LU and Kjellström, Erik (2019) In Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure
Abstract
An overabundance of evidence, both observational and from model projections, indicate that changes to the climate system are taking place at unprecedented rates. Although the magnitudes of these changes involve large uncertainties, the fact that our climate is changing is unequivocal. To ensure an unimpaired functionality of our societies,it is therefore of crucial importance to study the potential climate change impacts on infrastructure. Taking into account that bridges have a considerably long service life, it is of direct relevance to ascertain their reliable performance against climate change risks. This paper synthesizes the findings of over 190 research articles to identify the potential risks climate change may pose on bridges.... (More)
An overabundance of evidence, both observational and from model projections, indicate that changes to the climate system are taking place at unprecedented rates. Although the magnitudes of these changes involve large uncertainties, the fact that our climate is changing is unequivocal. To ensure an unimpaired functionality of our societies,it is therefore of crucial importance to study the potential climate change impacts on infrastructure. Taking into account that bridges have a considerably long service life, it is of direct relevance to ascertain their reliable performance against climate change risks. This paper synthesizes the findings of over 190 research articles to identify the potential risks climate change may pose on bridges. Over 30 potential risks, supported by pertinent previous bridge damage (or failure) cases, are identified, categorized, and linked to the projected future climate changes. The identified risks can be used as a basis for future risk prioritization by bridge managers. (Less)
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Climate change, Risk, Bridges, Infrastructure safety
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10.1080/23789689.2019.1593003
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  abstract     = {An overabundance of evidence, both observational and from model projections, indicate that changes to the climate system are taking place at unprecedented rates. Although the magnitudes of these changes involve large uncertainties, the fact that our climate is changing is unequivocal. To ensure an unimpaired functionality of our societies,it is therefore of crucial importance to study the potential climate change impacts on infrastructure. Taking into account that bridges have a considerably long service life, it is of direct relevance to ascertain their reliable performance against climate change risks. This paper synthesizes the findings of over 190 research articles to identify the potential risks climate change may pose on bridges. Over 30 potential risks, supported by pertinent previous bridge damage (or failure) cases, are identified, categorized, and linked to the projected future climate changes. The identified risks can be used as a basis for future risk prioritization by bridge managers.},
  author       = {Nasr, Amro and Björnsson, Ivar and HONFI, DANIEL and Larsson Ivanov, Oskar and Johansson, Jonas and Kjellström, Erik},
  issn         = {2378-9689},
  keyword      = {Climate change,Risk,Bridges,Infrastructure safety},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure},
  title        = {A review of the potential impacts of climate change on the safety and performance of bridges},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23789689.2019.1593003},
  year         = {2019},
}