Record Concrete Box Girder Spans Houston Ship Channelby Stephen B. Quinn, (M.ASCE), Project Mgr.; Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff's, Dallas, Tex.,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 11, Pg. 46-50
Document Type: Feature article
The Houston Ship Channel Bridge is an American advancement of the cast in place, post-tensioned, segmentally constructed, concrete box girder design. In spite of the complex and unique problems possible in segmental construction, difficulties encountered were minimal. Care was taken to adhere to a logical construction sequence, anticipate potential problem areas and keep communications open between field and design officials. Descriptions of the foundation and shaft construction are given along with problems presented in the detailing for the superstructure.
Subject Headings: Ships | Concrete | Box girders | Construction management | Girder bridges | Foundation construction | Bridge design | Tension | Concrete bridges | Cast in place
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