DEALING WITH A FULL-DECK : MATCH-CAST PANELS KEY QUICK BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION IN MISSOURI

This article on accelerated construction describes a fast track method for deck replacement on bridges. Focus is on the re-decking of the 1,684-ft. long Route 64 Bridge over Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri. The project involved a full deck replacement while maintaining traffic in both directions. The success of this project involved the use of full-width and full-depth match-cast panels which were post-tensioned together after installation. The panels were cast offsite ahead of time and brought to the jobsite where they were placed during the nightly closures. The article details bridge dimensions, the fabrication of the individual match panel concrete slabs, their placement, and post-tensioning. Despite the high costs resulting from deck removal and the fact that 90% of the work had to take place over water, benefits were seen in reduced traffic control costs, minimized disruption to the travel public and local economies, as well as a reduction in construction duration from two years of daytime work to 2 ½ months of overnight work.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Blakemore, F
    • Desai, B
    • Foster, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-6

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:29AM