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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Spencer Dock Bridge
Author(s): Conor Lavery
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 28-31
Keywords: formwork, concrete finish, surface appearance, slag cement
Abstract:The vision for Spencer Dock Bridge in Dublin, Ireland, was to create a fluid, free-formed shape that satisfied the constraints of providing a navigational channel beneath the eastern end of the deck while accommodating the light rail track form within the depth of the structure. The geometry of the bridge deck soffit and parapets is such that the shape could only be achieved by casting concrete on expanded polystyrene (EPS) formwork. A discussion of the concrete finish for the bridge deck, in terms of the concrete profile, uniformity, and consistency of surface appearance, is provided. The concrete mixture comprised 70% slag cement replacement.
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