In This Issue
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is featured in the article on page 49. This is a link to the authority’s
website, which provides maps and fact sheets on current and future projects in the region.
Flatiron was the contractor on the Rodanthe “Jug Handle”
Bridge on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, which is the focus
of the Project article on page 26. This is a link to a project
summary on Flatiron’s website with details and photos of the
site and construction.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a
preconstruction open house about the U.S. Route 83 and State
Highway 15 bridge replacements project. This link is to a web
page where slides of the project presentation, which shows
the original design concept. After letting, the contractor and
precaster submitted an alternative design that was accepted by
TxDOT. This project is featured in the Project article on page 18
and in the Creative Concrete Construction article on page 40.
The reconstruction of the Lake Tillery Bridge superstructure
is the focus of the Concrete Bridge Technology article on
page 38. Before the construction of this bridge in 1927, there was another one: Swift Island Bridge, an open-spandrel
reinforced concrete arch bridge built in 1922. After completion
of the Lake Tillery Bridge, the older bridge was used for
load testing while it was still intact. This is a link to a video
documenting the testing and demolition of Swift Island Bridge.
The precast concrete bridge studio program at California State University, Sacramento, is showcased in the Editorial
on page 2. A similar program at Idaho State University was the subject of the Professor’s Perspective in the Winter 2022
issue of ASPIRE®. This is a link to a pdf of that article.
The Creative Concrete Construction article on page 44
highlights the process and findings of the National
Cooperative Highway Research Program’s Scan 19-01. The
scan addressed “the bump at the end of the bridge.” Most
of the 12 participating states agreed that eliminating joints
from the bridge deck and controlling and designing for
effective drainage are crucial to structure longevity. This is a
link to download the Scan 19-01 report.
The National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC), composed of
trade associations serving the concrete bridge industry, is the
focus of the Perspective article on page 14. This is a link to
the NCBC website.
This is a link to an archive of all issues of the HPC Bridge Views
and the Concrete Bridge Views
newsletters, which were jointly
sponsored by FHWA and NCBC and are mentioned in the
Perspective article about NCBC on page 14.
The Federal Highway Administration article on page 63
outlines the history of the National Bridge Inspection
Standards and recent changes made to ensure national
uniformity for inspections and evaluations. This link provides
access to several resources related to those recent changes.
This link accesses the American Segmental Bridge Institute’s
(ASBI’s) archived webinars. The Design and Construction
of Concrete Segmental Bridges for Rail is the subject of
one of the webinars. Also available for download from
the Publications section of the ASBI website is the recently
published Guidelines for Design and Construction of
Concrete Segmental Bridges for Rail.
This is a link to a news release announcing that the
Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission has
updated its 12-Year Program. The new plan anticipates
that $84 billion will be available over the next 12 years for
transportation infrastructure improvements.