Since 1949, the use of prestressed concretes as a bridge construction material in the United States has experienced remarkable growth. This paper describes this growth and development as experienced by one of these states. In California, the past 25 years have seen the annual use of prestressed concrete for bridges grow from nothing to 78 percent of the total. Reasons for this growth are presented. Also discussed are the reasons for the increased use of cast-in-place prestressed concrete box girders and the corresponding reduction in use of precast bridge girders. Credit is given to the members of the prestressing industry for their cooperative and innovative attitude. /Author/

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    Prestressed Concrete Institute

    20 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Kozak, J J
    • Bezouska, T J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00147877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM