COMPARATIVE COSTS OF PRESTRESSED AND CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION IN TRESTLE SPANS OF FLORIDA BRIDGES

DESIGN AND COST INFORMATION ARE PRESENTED ON BOTH POST- TENSIONED AND PRETENSIONED SIMPLE SPAN STRUCTURES IN FLORIDA. ACCELERATION IN USE OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE CAME FROM HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMMING REQUIRING MANY LONG TRESTLE BRIDGES, SUGGESTIVE OF MULTIPLE-USE STANDARD SHORT SPANS OVER BROAD STREAMS AND WIDE COASTAL INLETS, AND ESTABLISHMENT IN THE AREA OF SEVERAL LARGE PRETENSIONING PLANTS FOR STRUCTURAL CONCRETE UNITS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT PRESTRESSING HAS BECOME A FIRMLY ESTABLISHED PRACTICE AND ONE THAT WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT IN BRIDGE AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION.

  • Record URL:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 144, pp 10-12, 2 FIG, 1 TAB Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Dean, W E
  • Publication Date: 1956

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Some cost data on prestressed concrete bridges
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM