NEW DESIGN FOR LONG-SPAN BRIDGES

A new design and construction technique for long-span concrete bridges, increasingly being used in the United Stats and Canada, is outlined. The design uses the post-tensioned hollow box girder. The technique that makes the long span practical is segmental construction. In many cases the segments are erected by a cantilever procedure that permits working in both directions from each pier and eliminates all falsework. In other cases, cable-stayed girders support the longer spans.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Military Engineers

    800 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Ray, G K
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 184-188
  • Serial:
    • Military Engineer
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: 449
    • Publisher: Society of Military Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM