The paper describes the construction of the first prestressed concrete balanced cantilever bridge at Sarawak. Special mention is made of the importance of including preliminary piles in a contract for a major bridge crossing, and details are given of what is believed to be one of the largest load tests ever conducted on a pile over water in South-East Asia. An interesting feature of the bridge was the use of precast concrete permanent formwork units in the construction of two large pilecaps located in the inter-tidal zone of the Santubong River, and the use of similar units in the construction of the 4 m deep fender protection beams around each of these pilecaps. (A)


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  • Pagination: p. 505-529
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 88

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM