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Caltrans is Ready for Next Big Quake!



Caltrans News Flash #111

Date: January 4, 2017
District: District 8
Contact: Terri Kasinga
Phone: (909) 383-4631
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SAN BERNARDINO — California’s State Highway system has more than 12,000 bridges, and since the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, Caltrans’ Seismic Retrofit Programs have focused on seismically retrofitting bridges and bridge expansion joints throughout the state. In this Caltrans News Flash, learn what Caltrans has done to prepare for large scale earthquakes at major interchanges and bridge structures. You will also see what Caltrans does when a quake of magnitude 5.0 or larger occurs.

The current Seismic Retrofit Programs have been focused on identifying and retrofitting existing bridges statewide, bringing them up to the latest seismic safety retrofit standards established to prevent collapse during future earthquakes.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/HImaEDQKvoI

This Caltrans News Flash is the 111th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz.

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