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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: Houston Ship Channel Bridge
Author(s): Scott S. Pickard
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 55-62
Keywords: bridge foundations; bridge piers; bridges
(structures); concrete construction; formwork (con-struction);
long span; segmental construction.
Abstract:The Houston Ship Channel Bridge connects part of a future 12 mile (19 km) radius beltway that will circle the Houston central business district. The three main spans of the 10,450-ft (3185-m) bridge are 375 ft, 750 ft, and 375 ft (114 m, 229 m, 114 m). The main spans are constructed with cast-in-place concrete segments using the free-balanced cantilever method. This article discusses the analysis of alternate designs, design, value engineering, construction management, on-site testing, and construction of the foundations, piers, and superstructure. [Author]
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