Falsework Eliminated in Bridge Erection

by Gene K. Hallock, (M.ASCE), Chf. Engr.; Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis, Ind.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 11, Pg. 58-59

Document Type: Feature article


The U.S. Highway 50 bridge just east of North Vernon, Ind., is one of the first applications in this country of the precast, prestressed concrete box girder design erected without falsework. This project points up engineering skills and progress so well that it competed for the 1976 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award. The elimination of all falsework minimized damage to the land and river crossed by the bridge. Precasting reduced erection time about 20%.

Subject Headings: Temporary structures | Bridges | Highway and road design | Highway bridges | Bridge design | Girder bridges | Precast concrete | Prestressing

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