Monte Carlo simulation of extreme traffic loading on short and medium span bridges

  title={Monte Carlo simulation of extreme traffic loading on short and medium span bridges},
  author={Bernard Enright and Eugene J. O'brien},
  journal={Structure and Infrastructure Engineering},
  pages={1267 - 1282}
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