Value Engineering Arbor Road Bridge with Curved Precast Concrete Girders

The Arbor Road Bridge is an Interstate-80 overpass in Lincoln, Nebraska, consisting of 2 spans that are approximately 142 and 136 feet long, respectively. It is a horizontally curved bridge with a skew of 31 deg. The original design used Grade-50 weathering steel plate girders and haunched segments spliced over the pier. Due to the high cost of steel girders at the time the project was bid, a value engineering proposal using a precast concrete alternative was approved by the owner. This paper describes a number of innovative designs used in this project, including curved precast concrete girders and precast concrete deck panels. Also presented are the girder analysis and design procedures, a description of the production of the precast concrete girders and deck panels, the construction sequence, and a cost comparison between the concrete and steel alternatives.

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    • Sun, Chuanbing
    • Hennessey, Shane A
    • Ahlman, Mark S
    • Tadros, Maher K
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 94-106
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  • Accession Number: 01046653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 2007 2:26PM