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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: Second 24-Mile Prestressed Cocnrete Bridge Over Lake Pontchartrain
Author(s): David G. Volkert and Lewis Levine
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 752-804
Keywords: bridge decks; bridge piers; bridges (structures); concrete construction; concrete piles; precast concrete; prefabrication; prestressed concrete; structural design; trestles
Abstract:The Second Lake Pontchartrain Bridge, a trestle-type strucrures 24-miles long, consists of precast prestressed concrete deck units, precast concrete pile caps, and precast prestressed cylinder piles. . .This paper presents a study of the two bridges to indicate the improvements in the art and science of prestressed concrete design; the progress in concrete technology; the advance in mass production techniques for fabrication and construction of bridge piers and spans composed of multiple identical units; changes in construction procedures; and the advances in traffic safety during these intervening twelve years.
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