SWEEPING CURVES MEET AESTHETIC GOALS

Seven alternatives were considered before designers chose a continuous, curved steel girder bridge for its low cost, quick erection, attractive appearance, and minimal effect it would have on the James River, Virginia. Also, the steel girder structure using conventional construction would be constructed in the least amount of time (completed 6 months ahead of schedule). The longer span length of 150 ft restricted the flow of the James River less than schemes based on shorter span lengths. Bridge design criteria are described. The curved girders were initially fabricated as straight girders and then curved as a single girder in a laid-down or horizontal position. These and other construction details are briefly described.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Chapin, S J
    • Fowler, J L
    • White, R H
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Pagination: p. 50-54
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  • Accession Number: 00495158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM