SECOND LEVEL ROADWAYS BUILT OVER TRAFFIC IN LIMITED RIGHT OF WAY

This paper discusses factors to be taken into account when considering the use of elevated road structures and describes a number of examples. Factors discussed include a) cost, b) the maintenance of traffic flows during construction, c) the roadway geometry required and d) visual intrusion. The Biloxi I-110 viaduct, Mississippi and the San Antonio 'Y' project, Texas are described. Brief details are given of the design and construction. It is suggested that disruption during construction can be minimised by the use of prefabricated elements and by building from above. Structure types should be adaptable and proportions and details should enhance the structure's aesthetics. For the covering abstract see IRRD 873033.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 385-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00712396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5410-343-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM