Connection Details for Prefabricated Bridge Elements and SystemsWebsite or Online Data - 2009
Prefabricated components of a bridge produced off-site can be assembled quickly, and can reduce design time and cost, minimizing forming, minimize lane closure time and/or possibly eliminate the need for a temporary bridge. This document has been developed to promote the use of prefabricated elements and systems in bridges and focuses on 'Connection Details' as part of accelerated construction projects. Accelerated Bridge Construction is one of the prime focus areas of the Office of Infrastructure of Federal Highway Administration. It focuses on a need to create awareness, inform, educate, train, assist and entice State DOTs and their staff in the use of rapid construction techniques. This document represents the State of the Practice at this time with respect to connections between prefabricated elements in accelerated bridge construction projects. Most of the details were obtained from State Departments of Transportation, industry organizations, and private consultants. This information contained herein should be used to develop designs and determine which details would be appropriate for accelerating bridge construction projects.
Publisher: McLean, Va. : Federal Highway Administration, Office of Bridge Technology, 
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 v. [568 p.]) : col. ill.
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