MULTI-STAGE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION KEEPS TRAFFIC MOVING

TO IMPROVE THE FACILITIES PROVIDED BY A FREQUENTLY CONGESTED 250-FT LONG BY 24-FT WIDE OVERHEAD STEEL TRUSS SPAN OVERPASS, A DESIGN AND THREE-STAGE SEQUENCE OF CONSTRUCTION WERE DEVISED THAT WOULD INCUR A MINIMUM DISRUPTION OF TRAFFIC FLOW. TWO SECTIONS OF BRIDGE, PROVIDING TEMPORARY ROUTES FOR VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC, WERE CONSTRUCTED ADJACENT TO THE OLD STRUCTURE. FOLLOWING THE REMOVAL OF THIS OLD BRIDGE STRUCTURE, THE THIRD STAGE WAS COMPLETED' CONSTRUCTION OF THE CLOSURE, OR FILL-IN UNIT, WHICH JOINED THE TWO PREVIOUSLY ERECTED SECTIONS. THE RESULTING NEW OVERPASS IS A 67-FT WIDE BY 588- FT LONG BRIDGE, PROVIDING FOUR 14-FT WIDE TRAFFIC LANES AND TWO PEDESTRIAN FOOTWAYS SEPARATED BY A 4-FT CONCRETE CENTRAL RESERVE. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol12, No4, PP6-10, 9PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Clark, W H
  • Publication Date: 1965-4

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  • Accession Number: 00214580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 5 1994 12:00AM