High Performance Concrete for Bridge A6130-Route 412 Pemiscot County, MO

Because of its significant economic savings and greater design flexibility, high performance concrete (HPC) is becoming more widely utilized in highway bridge structures. High performance bridges with HPC and large diameter prestressed strands are becoming more attractive to designers. A prestressed HPC highway bridge was constructed in Missouri using concrete with 56 day strength of up to 86 MPa (12,500 psi). The utilization of HPC allowed for larger girder spacing and longer spans than typically used in conventional prestressed concrete bridges. The Bridge A6130 in Pemiscot County, Missouri, is a five-span, simply-supported for dead load HPC highway bridge carrying Route 412 over a drainage ditch. Two of the span lengths for the bridge are 15.5 m (50.85 ft) each, and 3 of the span lengths are 17.0 m (55.77 ft) each. The bridge was designed with MoDOT type 21-girder in conjunction with HPC and 15.2 mm (0.6 in.) diameter prestressing strands. HPC materials for both girders and the cast-in-place deck are studied for both mechanical and material properties including compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, splitting strength, freeze-thaw, abrasion resistance, deicing scaling, ponding chloride, rapid chloride permeability, creep, shrinkage, and coefficient of thermal expansion. This project is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the University Transportation Center at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Missouri, Rolla

    Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies
    1870 Miner Circle Drive
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    105 West Capitol Avenue
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Myers, John
    • Yang, Yumin
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 417p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTC R39, RG009020
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS98-G-0021 (Grant)
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2005 11:47PM