The birth and growth of history's most exciting building material

American Society of Civil Engineers

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 13, Pg. 55-57

Document Type: Feature article


Not until the early decades of this century did this most revolutionary of all structural materials arrive-prestressed concrete. Developed in Europe, prestressed concrete began its rapid growth in the U.S. following construction of a prestressed bridge in Philadelphia in 1950.

Subject Headings: Construction materials | Building materials | Prestressing | Infrastructure construction | Structural concrete | Prestressed concrete | Concrete construction | Concrete bridges | Concrete structures | Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | North America | Europe | United States

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