Go for Quality Bridges: Building Better Quality Bridges Means Lower SD/FO Rates and Lower Lifetime Costs

This article describes the features of bridge construction that are important for achieving lower lifetime costs and improved longevity. Utah’s experience with advanced composites is described, especially fiber-reinforced composites (FRP), which add significantly to ductility and peak lateral load capacity. Other materials are described in the State of Pennsylvania’s Best Practices for Construction Bridge Decks. Another section of the article discusses ways to increase strength without adding weight, such as fins to help decks resist winds, and counterweights. Prefabrication techniques are another cost-saving technique, and time can be saved by aggressive scheduling.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 64-65
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2007 5:18PM