Their "Q" to Innovate: Extradosed Bridge Design One of a Kind on I-95 Project

This article describes the innovative and attractive plan for the replacement of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on I-95 in New Haven, Connecticut. While the old bridge had only three lanes in each direction, and was considered one of the greatest bottlenecks in the area, the new bridge will have five lanes each way. The most original feature will be the extradosed cable-stayed design. This involves lower tower heights and smaller cable angles, leading to structural advantages as well as lower construction and installation costs. Aesthetic appeal is also an important factor of the design as the bridge is a memorial. The article also describes the three stages of construction, as well as the difficulties already faced in the preparatory process of building approaches and building removal.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 22-23, 26-28
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01105561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2008 5:48PM