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 RECONSTRUCTION OF DETERIORATED DECKS. THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES INVOLVED IN THE USE OF THE PRESTRESSED PLANK ON TWO INSTALLATIONS IN INDIANA. ACTUAL TIME REQUIRED TO PLACE THE ELEMENTS AND POST-TENSION THEM TOGETHER WAS TWO DAYS FOR EACH BRIDGE. LOAD TESTS HAVE BEEN MADE ON BOTH BRIDGES AT INTERVALS SINCE THEIR CONSTRUCTION. RESULTS HAVE INDICATED NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN DECK PERFORMANCE DURING THIS PERIOD. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract HPR-1(10) PORT II
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Kropp, P K
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-27

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00214551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Indiana State Highway Commission
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM