Design and Specification of Multiple Support Bar Equilibrium Control (MSBEC) Systems in Bridges

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Title: Design and Specification of Multiple Support Bar Equilibrium Control (MSBEC) Systems in Bridges

Author(s): Michael J. Gallagher

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 70

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 1067-1086

Keywords: bridges (structures); control joints; impact strength; joints (junctions); joint sealers; loads (forces); moving loads; permeability; specifications; structural design

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
Of the various modular bridge joint sealing systems for large movements, the Multiple Support Bar Equilibrium Control (MSBEC) Stystem has proven to be dependable and durable. Over the last 15 years this system has been used in over 10,000 bridges in various parts of the world and has required little or no maintence.