Development and current details of the incremental launching method of concrete structures-known as Taktschiebeverfahren in Europe-are described. The method permits employment of a highly industrialized approach to construction of major concrete bridges and other heavy and long structures. The process requires a minimum of temporary erection and support equipment; however, it makes it imperative that a consistent high degree of quality control is applied to the entire work. The method has been found to be very economical. Bridge spans longer than 330 ft (100 m) can be fabricated, and girders up to 2000 ft (600 m) long can be built and launched in a continuous operation. /AUTHOR/

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    • Based on a presentation at the symposium on Segmented Bridge and Construction at the 1974 ACI Fall Convention. Atlanta, Ga.
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    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Authors:
    • Grant, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Accession Number: 00127135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM