U.S. Navy's First Double Deck Pier, Post Construction

From Guesswork to Guarantee?
Maser describes a project to determine the effectiveness of radar and infrared thermography in detecting deterioration of asphalt overlaid bridge decks. The project, sponsored by the New...

Parking Garage Crisis
Corrosion in reinforced concrete parking garages is reaching crisis proportions. The rehabilitation market for these structures is estimated to be as much as $750 million a year, or 30%...

High-Strength Concrete: Weighing the Benefits
Russell, Gebler and Whiting describe the properties of high-strength concretes, the current state of knowledge on freeze/thaw effects, and procedures for batching, mixing, transporting,...

Classic Wood Structures
Wood has been used in a wide range of structural applications. When properly maintained, these structures can have a useful life from 50 years to several centuries. Thirty-seven unusual...

Composite T Beam Bridge Deck on Timber Towers

A Station With a View
The Port Authority TransHudson Corp. (PATH) is renovating and expanding Exchange Place station, the first stop in New Jersey across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. To be completed...

Rational Design of Composite Bridges

Composite Beams with Perpendicular Ribbed Metal Deck

Steel Plate and Concrete Composite Slab

Prediction of Crack Width in Concrete Tension Flanges of Composite Beams

Silicones—Space-Age Materials for Age Old Problems

Burlington Cable-Stayed Bridge
The Burlington cable-stayed bridge will carry US34 over the Mississippi River from Burlington, Iowa to Gulfport, Illinois. There will be two 12-ft lanes in each direction plus an acceleration...

Quincy Bayview Bridge—Construction Control
A cable-stayed bridge crossing the Mississippi River at Quincy, Illinois, was completed in August 1987. The structure includes twin concrete towers and a hybrid deck section. The cable...

New Parallel Wire Bundle for Cable-Stayed Bridges
A parallel wire bundle is described which is twisted with a long lay length. It is corrosion protected by an inner fill and outer coating of polyurethane. It presents a specially shaped,...

Variability Analysis of Bridge Responses Using the Semi-Continuum Method
The semi-continuum method is used for Monte Carlo simulation of a large number of bridges. It is confirmed that the mean values of responses can be obtained deterministically, and their...

Effect of Air Gap on Platform Reliability
A simplified reliability study of the effect of lateral wave forces impacting the deck of a fixed platform is presented. The reliability of the deck legs, considered the primary resistance...

Swiss Cheese Box Girders
Now going up in the French Alps, the Sylans and Glacieres viaducts have decks supported by three-dimensional arrays of concrete trusses. The superstructures look like concrete box girders...

Japan Spans the Inland
Japan recently opened the Kojima-Sakaide Route, a 13.1 km series of bridges across the Inland Sea. The route connects two of Japan's four main islands—Honshu and Shikoku....

Materials Technology in U.S. Construction Part 2: Case Studies of Adbvancesd Ceramics

 

 

 

 

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