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http://www.pci.org/Project_Resources/Project_Profiles/Profile_Pages/Construction_of_100m_Single_Span_Batu_6_UHPC_Bridge/?terms=uhpc
This is a link to a profile of the BATU 6 bridge, which utilized ultra-high-performance concrete to achieve a 100-m-long single span. The bridge is mentioned in the Concrete Bridge Technology article on page 28 and was the recipient of the 2016 PCI Design Award for Best International Transportation Structure.
https://www.osha.gov/silica/
This is a link to information on the OSHA rule regarding respirable crystalline silica in the construction industry that is the topic of the article on page10.
https://www.osha.gov/silica/SilicaConstructionRegText.pdf
This link is to the OSHA rule 1926.1153 on respirable crystalline silica in the construction industry.
http://www.aspiremagazinebyengineers.com/i/697527-summer-2016/49
This is a direct link to the article in the Summer 2016 issue of ASPIRE™ that explains the OSHA rule on respirable crystalline silica in the construction industry.
http://www.earthcam.com/client/caltrans/antlersbridge/index2.php
This is a link to current and archived photos of the Antlers Bridge featured in the Project article on page 24 of this issue.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/projects/antlers.htm
This link connects to the Caltrans project website for Antlers Bridge and contains photos, route re-alignment, schedule,etc.
http://maine.gov/mdot/sml/
This is a link to the Maine Department of Transportation website for the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement project currently being constructed by Cianbro Corporation, the contractor featured in the article on page 6.
http://aspirebridge.com/magazine/2007Winter/Penobscot.pdf
This is a direct link to the Winter 2007 ASPIRE article on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge constructed by Cianbro Corporation, the contractor featured in the article on page6.
http://www.dura.com.my/
This link is to the DURA® website and gives the history of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) as well as descriptions of recent projects using their proprietary UHPC. DURA® is mentioned in the Concrete Bridge Technology article on page 28.
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovation/everydaycounts/edc_4/uhpc.cfm
This is a link to the Federal Highway Administration website, which presents the benefits of using UHPC for the connections of prefabricated bridge elements. The website also provides access to informative videos and webinars.
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/structures/hpc/13060/13060.pdf
This is a direct link to Ultra-High Performance Concrete: A State-of-the-Art Report for the Bridge Community (Publication No. FHWA-HRT-13-060).
http://www.cement.org/for-concrete-books-learning/concrete-technology/concrete-design-production/ultrahigh-performance-concrete
This is a link to the Portland Cement Association website that provides a basic explanation and material properties of ultrahigh-performance concrete.
http://www.wmschultz.com/portfolio/acceleratedbridge-replacements/
This link is to a website that contains construction photos of the bridges that were replaced and are the subject of the project article on page 12.
http://www.crsi.org/Resources/technical/PDF/CRSISpecialty_Steel_Product_Guide.pdf
This is a link to the Concrete Steel Reinforcing Institute’s Product Guide for Specialty and Corrosion-Resistant Steel Reinforcement, which provides information for specification, fabrication, estimating, detailing, and placement of steel reinforcing bars specified for improved corrosion resistance, the subject of the Concrete Bridge Technology article on page33.
https://oldcastleprecast.com/pressrelease/omegabridge-sections-used-at-carter-machinery-caterpillarsite/
This is a link showing a proprietary short-span precast concrete bridge section that combines substructure and superstructure into a single piece.
  Bridge Research
NEW http://www.epoxyinterestgroup.org/index.cfm/_api/render/file/?method=inline&fileID=A1B192D7-0D7D-9150-827A227745A92ECD This is a link to Summary of Evaluation of Multiple Corrosion Protection Systems for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks, which is a summary of an extensive research project funded by the Federal Highway Administration and Kansas Department of Transportation.
NEW NEW http://www.iowadot.gov/bridge/ibrc_projects/mmfx_paper.pdf This is a link to the report of a research project using MMFX reinforcement that was conducted at Iowa State University.
NEW http://www.nap.edu/download/24689
This is a link to Control of Concrete Cracking in Bridges, a synthesis report recently published by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), which provides information on methods used to control concrete cracking in bridge superstructures and substructures, and on the influence of cracking on long-term durability.