USE OF CONCRETE AS AN ECONOMIC HIGHWAY BRIDGE MATERIAL

THE MOST ECONOMICAL STRUCTURE FOR A GIVEN SITE SHOULD BE DETERMINED THROUGH SURVEY AND LOCATION OF THE SITE IN CONJUNCTION WITH COST DATA ON PROPERLY DESIGNED STRUCTURES. THE MOST ECONOMICAL BRIDGE IS THE LEAST COSTLY ONE CONSIDERING FIRST COST, MAINTENANCE, RENEWAL, INSURANCE, AND COST TO TRAFFIC, ETC. AVERAGE FIGURES ON ECONOMIC LIFE OF VARIOUS TYPES AND COST ANALYSIS OF A TYPICAL STRUCTURE ARE GIVEN. METHODS OF REDUCING FIRST COST BY USE OF SIMPLER TYPES OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES; HIGHER STRENGTH CONCRETE; RIGID FRAME STRUCTURES; AND CONTINUOUS SLAB VIADUCTS ARE ANALYZED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 11, Pt 1, PP 77-96, 12 FIG, 3 TAB; part of Report of Committee on Highway Design: A Symposium on the Economics of Low Cost Highway Bridges
  • Authors:
    • Fleming, E M
  • Publication Date: 1932

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 10-11, 1931. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1971 12:00AM