COST ECONOMIES IN CONCRETE BRIDGES-A RESUME OF CURRENT STRUCTURAL RESEARCH

METHODS ARE DISCUSSED BY WHICH COST ECONOMIES IN CONCRETE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION MAY BE EFFECTED. A RESUME IS PRESENTED OF CURRENT STRUCTURAL RESEARCH RESULTING IN A THEORETICAL DISCUSSION SHOWING THAT LARGE FIRST COST ECONOMIES CAN BE EFFECTED BY MEANS OF A FULLER UTILIZATION OF THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF THE STRUCTURAL FRAME. BY ADOPTING A MONOLITHIC ELASTIC FRAME, THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE IS PUT TO WORK, THERBY NOT ONLY EFFECTING A DISTINCT SAVING IN YARDAGE, BUT ALSO OPERATING TO ELIMINATE EXPANSION JOINTS, THUS LESSENING MAINTENANCE EXPENSE. THE DISCUSSION POINTS OUT THAT THE COST BASIS FOR HIGHWAY BRIDGES IS TOO LOW. THE QUESTION OF INCREASED LOADS AND SPECIAL LOADS CALLS FOR HIGHWAY DESIGN FOR HEAVIER LOADS AND SUFFICIENT MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 10, pp 280-323, 27 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Mccullough, C B
    • Gemeny, A L
    • Freeman, P J
    • Livingston, A G
  • Publication Date: 1931

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 11-12, 1930
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM