The article describes how twin, slender, hurricane-resistant, reinforced concrete, double diamond towers rising to the height of a 44-story building will support the $92 million, cable-stayed Houston Ship Channel crossing. The composite steel-and-concrete decks will be 78-ft in width each way, with a 15-ft separation between. The completed bridge will 10,475 ft in length. The twin roadways will carry four 12-ft driving lanes with a 10-ft shoulder both inside and out. The friction foundations and their construction are described. On grade separation approaches, cement-stabilized soil is used in conjunction with precast retaining walls. Deck and superstructure details are also described.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Kuennen, T
  • Publication Date: 1989-11

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  • Accession Number: 00490983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM