Caltrans is Ready for the Next Big Quake


Last updated 1/11/2017 at 9:53am

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.

As swarms of quakes continue to occur across Brawley and the Salton Sea, the national news agencies are waiting to see whether a larger quake is imminent.

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.

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