BURLINGTON CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY
This report highlights information from correspondence, construction diaries, reports, and interviews with people who were involved in the design, testing, and construction of the cable-stayed bridge on highway US34 over the Mississippi River between Burlington, Iowa and Gulfport, Illinois. This cable-stayed bridge was the first of its type to be built in Iowa, and this report summarizes some of the problems and unique details that were encountered during the design and construction. The report is organized as follows: 1) Introduction; 2) Background; 3) Bridge Description; 4) Mass Concrete; 5) Cable Testing; 6) Cable Fabrication and Erection; 7) Use of Mockups; 8) Steel Details [a. Bolting of Cable Anchorage to Superstructure (Dead End Connections); b. Bolting of the Bottom Flange of the Box Girder Section]; 9) Wind and Rain Induced Cable Vibration; 10) Concrete Cracking in Tower; 11) Construction Management; and 12) Conclusion. The intention of this report is to provide information for the Federal Highway Administration, other transportation departments, and consulting firms that are involved in other cable-stayed bridge projects.
Ames, IA United States 50010
- Bierwagen, Dean
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Anchorages; Bolting; Box girders; Bridge design; Bridge towers; Cable stayed bridges; Construction management; Cracking; Flanges; Mass concrete; Rain; Testing; Vibration; Wind
- Geographic Terms: Burlington (Iowa); Gulfport (Illinois)
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Highways; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls; I53: Construction of Bridges and Retaining Walls;
- Accession Number: 00960029
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 7 2003 12:00AM