Widening and Rehabilitation of Some Bridges in Indiana Toll Road

A new approach to the problem of rehabilitation and widening of bridges on an Indiana toll road is shown in this paper. The paper describes some unique factors that are being employed to improve the Indiana Toll Road. The first requirement for the design was to keep two lanes operational in each direction during the construction process in order to minimize the traffic impediments which ruled out the complete demolition of structures as an option. A very important engineering effort was carried out to achieve this requirement. After a careful identification of the pre-existing damages, the correct treatment was implemented. A special treatment against damages produced by de-icing salts has been designed using cathodic protection to avoid cell effect. Each stage of the construction process for the widening has been analyzed coordinating geometrical and structural conditions with traffic management.

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    International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

    ETH-Honggerberg, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 15
    Zurich 8093,   Switzerland  CH-8093
  • Authors:
    • Perez-Fadon, Santiago
    • Herrero, Jose Emilio
    • Leon, Javier
    • Fernandez, Jesus Gonzalez
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 610-611
  • Monograph Title: 17th Congress of IABSE. Creating and Renewing Urban Structures. Tall Buildings, Bridges and Infrastructure

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  • Accession Number: 01360958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783857481185
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2012 1:14PM