A Louisiana contractor, T.L. James, elected to build its own casting yard just four miles from a major highway bridge it is constructing. The 11-acre yard features two 365-ft-long lines for producing 24-in.-sq prestressed pilings, two lines each capable of producing six, 40-ft-long, by 5-ft 4-in.-wide, by 18-in.-high reinforced, prestressed and voided deck slabs, and two cap forms. The casting yard is home to a concrete batch plant, concrete trucks, prestressing equipment, and a large mobile gantry crane. A carpentry shop there is used to fabricate cardboard voids. A rebar cage assembly area and storage space complete the yard. Further details concerning the casting yard and the I-310 viaduct being constructed are provided in this article.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Authors:
    • McCarthy, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-9

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 44-45
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  • Accession Number: 00612018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM