The article describes how 11 precast, segmental, balanced cantilever bridges on two contracts were completed 9 months ahead of schedule in south Florida. The contracts for two separate multilevel interchanges on the Port Everglades Expressway were fulfilled by different contractors using different strategies. One contractor used innovative modifications to the specified design requirements to simplilfy work; and the other took advantage of a deadline-driven, financial incentive scheme included in the contract. The results were high quality work and punctuality. The innovative modifications are listed and described. The techniques endorsed by the Florida Department of Transportation and recommended for future segmental bridge construction are also listed.

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  • Accession Number: 00494779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM