THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BOUNDARY ROAD BRIDGE, HAMILTON

The boundary road bridge across the Waikato River, in New Zealand, is a high-level, prestressed concrete, box girder structure built by the cantilever method. This paper is an account of the steps taken in the design, with the emphasis on design philosophy rather than technical details. Some comments on the construction and how it was affected by design decisions are included. Earthquake-resistant design in accordance with the ductility provisions in the Minitry of Works and Development highway bridge design brief is described in principle. Separation distances between structurally independent parts of the bridge were reduced by the use of hydraulic shock transmission units. Some factors influencing the design of an efficient cross-section for a prestressed concrete-box cantilever are given. /TRRL/

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    Technical Publications Limited

    C.P.O. 3047
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • North, P J
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 26-31
  • Serial:
    • NEW ZEALAND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    • ISSN: 0028-808X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM