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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: Bridge Evaluation Yields Valuable Lessons
Author(s): William L. Gamble
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 68-74
Keywords: elastic analysis; epoxy resins; failure; gir
ders; highway bridges; reinforced concrete; repairs;
rigid frames; shear strength; shear stress; shrinkage;
Abstract:Major shear cracking of both girders of a multispan reinforced concrete bridge occurred about 10 years after it was completed. Low-strength concrete was discovered in the failure region, but it also appears that axial tension was also a very important factor. The bridge was evaluated and repaired and is in service today without load restrictions.
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