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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    Office of Bridges and Structures, 800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Authors:
    • Bierwagen, Dean
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2003 12:00AM