BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCURES: A COMPARISON OF STEEL AND SEGMENTAL CONCRETE

This comparison of steel and segmental concrete bridges notes that with segmental concrete, experience has shown that the bid price and final construction cost are far apart, with final cost being significantly higher. The constructibility of segmental concrete bridges has been a major problem, and because of their complexity, such bridges require much higher inspection costs. The structural advantages of steel are pointed out. The deterioration and replacement of concrete decks are also discussed. Life cycle performance and the durability of steel bridges is noted, and their long term cost effectiveness will be advanced by the use of state-of-the-art paint systems.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

    Wrigley Building, 400 North Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, Andrew M.
  • Publication Date: 1992-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 1993 12:00AM