Concrete in Transportation Construction (1891-1976)

by Gordon K. Ray, (F.ASCE), Dir.; Paving and Transportation, Portland Cement Assoc., Skokie Ill.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 5, Pg. 591-604

Document Type: Journal Paper


The history of concrete pavement for highways and airfields is presented. Examples are given of pioneer projects, and developments in design and construction procedures since 1891 are traced. In addition to pavement, the paper covers the use of concrete in other highway appurtenances including shoulders, resurfacing, concrete Safety Shape barrier, and noise barriers. Recent uses of concrete in railroad and transit structures and the use of concrete in modern people mover systems are also covered.

Subject Headings: Concrete pavements | Highway barriers | Concrete | Concrete construction | Airport and airfield pavements | Highway and road shoulders | Rail transportation | History

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