THE SEVILLE MOTORWAY CONFERENCE. EXPANSION JOINTS IN STRUCTURES. THEME 3. FRENCH REPORT

GIORNATE STRADALI DI SIVIGLIA. I GIUNTI DI DILATAZIONE NELLE OPERE D'ARTE. TEMA 3. RELAZIONE FRANCESE

This paper describes current practice in highway joint construction, and reviews recent road construction methods which permit a reduction in the number of joints in bridge structures. Observations over a 12 year period of motorway structures in France, showed no adverse effects on joint-free underpass slabs up to 30M long. Overpass decks of from 40-50M long have likewise shown no ill effects from the absence of expansion joints. The design and construction of w type and comb type joints (most used in France), are described and illustrated. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societa Autostrade

    Via Antonio Nibby 10
    00161 Rome,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Dufour, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 27-34
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM