Second 24-Mile Prestressed Cocnrete Bridge Over Lake Pontchartrain


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Title: Second 24-Mile Prestressed Cocnrete Bridge Over Lake Pontchartrain

Author(s): David G. Volkert and Lewis Levine

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 26


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

Date: 1/1/1971

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.