USE OF PRECAST-PRESTRESSED CONCRETE FOR BRIDGE DECKS

A precast, prestressed concrete bridge deck system has been designed to be used either on new bridges or for the replacement of deteriorated decks. The report summarizes the construction activities, static load tests, and the present physical conditions of the two field installations constructed during the summer of 1970. This investigation has shown that precast prestressed concrete bridge decks provide a durable deck which can be constructed in a minimum amount of time. The actual time required to place the plank was two days at both field installations. Static load tests and visual inspections have indicated no significant changes in deck performance over the past five years. /FHWA/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Indiana State Highway Commission. Conducted in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Hropp, P K
    • Milinski, E L
    • Gutzwiller, M J
    • Lee, R H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: JHRP-75-15
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-79-S0803 Final Rpt., FCP 45F3-184
  • Contract Numbers: 1(12) Part II
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM