ICG GOES TO GLU-LAM STRINGERS FOR ITS 1974 BRIDGE PROGRAM

In 1968 Illinois Central Gulf began using prestressed concrete caps in trestles. The road is now making extensive use of glu-lam stringers in its bridge-construction program. A total of 3,050 such stringers was ordered in 1974. Behind both of these changes is the difficulty of obtaining large "sticks" of timber for stringers and caps. The glu-lam stringers used are essentially the same size as the solid-sawn timbers. Although their cost is presently somewhat higher than solid-sawn material, it is believed it will be possible with increasing usage to close the cost gap between the two types.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Pagination: p. 18-20
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  • Accession Number: 00080106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM