COST COMPARISONS OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE VS. CONVENTIONAL- TYPE HIGHWAY BRIDGES

COST FIGURES FROM NUMEROUS JOBS IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND VIRGINIA ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT TRULY COMPARATIVE COST DATA ON PRESTRESSED CONSTRUCTION IS NOT AVAILABLE. COST COMPARISON SUMMARIZED IN A TABLE DEMONSTRATES THAT PRESTRESSED CONCRETE FOR BRIDGES OFFERS ECONOMY IN COMPETITION WITH OTHER TYPES. STANDARDIZATION OF PRESTRESSED UNITS SEEMS TO BE THE TREND. IN THE FUTURE IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE PRESTRESSED BRIDGE UNITS FOR VARIOUS SPAN LENGTHS IN BEAM AND SLAB SECTIONS.

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  • Authors:
    • Hogan, John J
  • Publication Date: 1956

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  • Monograph Title: Some cost data on prestressed concrete bridges
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  • Accession Number: 00201632
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  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM