On 17th of January 1995, Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake occurred at the northern part of Awaji Island near Kobe. It was a Richter magnitude 7.2. In the modern elevated bridges of highway, many steel piers were significantly damaged. This page shows the earthquake damage of steel piers by focusing on column and beam members with variable cross-sections.
Steel piers in Osaka and Kobe districts
Damage of steel piers due to variable cross-section
1)[10kB], 2)[10kB], 3)[17kB], 4)[11kB], 5)[22kB], 6)near manhole [7kB]
1) 1-storey frame [12kB], 2) 2-storey frame [12kB]
JPEG pictures are still under construction.
Revised 20 April 1996