PRECASTING REDUCES WORK ERECTING 44 BRIDGE PIERS

Canada's 12.9 km Northumberland Strait Crossing is being constructed on gravity foundations, eliminating the need for piles and keeping marine work to a minimum. Precast shafts connect with precast bases in water up to 30 m deep to support girder spans for the new crossing. This article describes erection of the bridge piers, connection of the components under water, and a design template that matches girders to piers. Scheduled completion of the crossing is 1997.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Green, P
  • Publication Date: 1995-12-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 32
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 235
    • Issue Number: 24
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1996 12:00AM