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Design Design and and Construction Construction of of Curved Curved Precast Girder Bridge Projects in
Design Design and and Construction Construction of of Curved Curved Precast Girder Bridge Projects in

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Design

and and Construction Construction of of Curved Curved

Precast Girder Bridge Projects in Colorado

Precast Girder Bridge Projects in Colorado

Construction of of Curved Curved Precast Girder Bridge Projects in Colorado Precast Girder Bridge Projects in
Current Current Colorado Colorado Projects Projects using using Curved Curved Precast Precast Girders Girders 1.
Current Current Colorado Colorado Projects Projects using using Curved Curved Precast Precast Girders Girders 1.

CurrentCurrent ColoradoColorado ProjectsProjects

usingusing CurvedCurved PrecastPrecast GirdersGirders

1.1.IH25IH25 // SH270SH270 RampRamp K,K, DenverDenver

2.2.SH270SH270 // IH76IH76 RampRamp Y,Y, DenverDenver

3.3.E470E470 // IH70,IH70, RampRamp H,H, DenverDenver

4.4.SH58SH58 // IH70,IH70, RampRamp A,A, GoldenGolden

5.5.AustinAustin BluffsBluffs Overpass,Overpass, ColoradoColorado

SpringsSprings

6.6.IH25IH25 Viaduct,Viaduct, TrinidadTrinidad

Bluffs Overpass, Overpass, Colorado Colorado Springs Springs 6. 6. IH25 IH25 Viaduct, Viaduct, Trinidad Trinidad
Bluffs Overpass, Overpass, Colorado Colorado Springs Springs 6. 6. IH25 IH25 Viaduct, Viaduct, Trinidad Trinidad
CurvedCurved GirderGirder BridgeBridge QuantitiesQuantities Project Bridge S.F. L.F. Curved Precast IH25 / SH270 Ramp
CurvedCurved GirderGirder BridgeBridge QuantitiesQuantities Project Bridge S.F. L.F. Curved Precast IH25 / SH270 Ramp
CurvedCurved GirderGirder BridgeBridge QuantitiesQuantities
Project
Bridge S.F.
L.F. Curved
Precast
IH25 / SH270 Ramp K
66,740 s.f.
2,840 l.f.
IH76 / SH270 Ramp Y
77,248 s.f.
4,544 l.f.
IH70 / SH58 Ramp A
79,995 s.f.
4,095 l.f.
Austin Bluffs
57,715 s.f.
2,380 l.f.
IH25 Trinidad
65,728 s.f.
4,141 l.f.
IH70 / E470 Ramp H
75,952 s.f.
3,232 l.f.
Total
414,378 s.f.
21,232 l.f.
IH25 Trinidad 65,728 s.f. 4,141 l.f. IH70 / E470 Ramp H 75,952 s.f. 3,232 l.f. Total
IH25 Trinidad 65,728 s.f. 4,141 l.f. IH70 / E470 Ramp H 75,952 s.f. 3,232 l.f. Total
 

270270 RampRamp KK

TheThe firstfirst ofof manymany

Contractor Alternate Design to Steel Base Bid

Contractor Alternate Design to Steel Base Bid

Plant Plant

Manufactured Precast Girders and Panels.

Manufactured Precast Girders and Panels.

(4(4 months)months)

Limited Time Line for final Design / Approval

Limited Time Line for final Design / Approval

 

Involved Close Cooperation Between DOT,

Involved Close Cooperation Between DOT,

 

Engineer, Sub Contractors and Contractor

Engineer, Sub Contractors and Contractor

Designed by Summit Engineering, Littleton, CO

Designed by Summit Engineering, Littleton, CO

and PBS&J,

and PBS&J,

Denver Denver

Built by

Built by SemaSema ConstructionConstruction

CO and PBS&J, and PBS&J, Denver Denver Built by Built by Sema Sema Construction Construction
E470E470 RampRamp HH Contractor Design/Build Project. Contractor Design/Build Project. Currently Under Construction.
E470E470 RampRamp HH
Contractor Design/Build Project.
Contractor Design/Build Project.
Currently Under Construction.
Currently Under Construction.
Connector Ramp from E470 Toll Road to
Connector Ramp from E470 Toll Road to
InterstateInterstate 70.70.
CombinationCombination ofof SimpleSimple SpanSpan andand shoredshored
construction.construction. SpansSpans fromfrom 100’100’ toto 200’200’
3434 –– U84 Girders, 11 Spans
U84 Girders, 11 Spans
1200’ 1200’
Horizontal Curvature
Horizontal Curvature
Designed by DMJM Harris, Denver
Designed by DMJM Harris, Denver
Built by Lawrence Construction Co, Littleton, CO
Built by Lawrence Construction Co, Littleton, CO
by DMJM Harris, Denver Built by Lawrence Construction Co, Littleton, CO Built by Lawrence Construction Co,
  270 270 Ramp Ramp Y Y Under Under Construction. Construction. Flyover Connector from EB
  270 270 Ramp Ramp Y Y Under Under Construction. Construction. Flyover Connector from EB
 

270270 RampRamp YY

UnderUnder Construction.Construction.

Flyover Connector from EB SH270 to EB

Flyover Connector from EB SH270 to EB

InterstateInterstate 76.76.

 

40 Precast Girders, 12 Spans.

40 Precast Girders, 12 Spans.

Span Span

Lengths from 100’ to 230’.

Lengths from 100’ to 230’.

Numerous traffic crossings and creek crossing.

Numerous traffic crossings and creek crossing.

760’ Radius horizontal curve.

760’ Radius horizontal curve.

Colorado DOT Design.

Colorado DOT Design.

Value Value

Engineering by Summit Engineering

Engineering by Summit Engineering

Edward Kraemer & Sons, Castle Rock CO

Edward Kraemer & Sons, Castle Rock CO

Ramp Y, Unit 2 Erected over IH76 & SH76 Ramp Y, Unit 2 Erected over
Ramp Y, Unit 2 Erected over IH76 & SH76
Ramp Y, Unit 2 Erected over IH76 & SH76
FalseworkFalsework BentsBents AdjacentAdjacent toto IH76IH76 TrafficTraffic
FalseworkFalsework BentsBents AdjacentAdjacent toto IH76IH76 TrafficTraffic

SHSH 5858 RampRamp AA Under VE Design and Construction. Under VE Design and Construction. Flyover
SHSH 5858 RampRamp AA
Under VE Design and Construction.
Under VE Design and Construction.
Flyover Connector from EB Interstate 70 to WB
Flyover Connector from EB Interstate 70 to WB
SH 58 into Golden.
SH 58 into Golden.
3838 -- U86 Precast Girders, 11 Spans.
U86 Precast Girders, 11 Spans.
Span Span
Lengths from 150’ to 235’.
Lengths from 150’ to 235’.
820’ Horizontal Curvature.
820’ Horizontal Curvature.
Numerous traffic crossings and creek crossing.
Numerous traffic crossings and creek crossing.
CH2MCH2M HillHill Design.Design.
Value Value
Engineering by Summit Engineering
Engineering by Summit Engineering
Ames Ames
Construction Co, Denver, CO
Construction Co, Denver, CO
Erection Erection SH SH 58 58 Ramp Ramp A A to to begin begin November

Erection Erection SH SH 58 58 Ramp Ramp A A to to begin begin November

Erection

Erection

SHSH 5858 RampRamp AA

to to begin begin November November 2007 2007

Erection Erection SH SH 58 58 Ramp Ramp A A to to begin begin November November
Erection Erection SH SH 58 58 Ramp Ramp A A to to begin begin November November
AustinAustin BluffsBluffs OverpassOverpass UnderUnder Construction.Construction. 2424 -- U85 Precast Girders, Dual
AustinAustin BluffsBluffs OverpassOverpass
UnderUnder Construction.Construction.
2424 --
U85 Precast Girders, Dual Bridges, 4 Spans.
U85 Precast Girders, Dual Bridges, 4 Spans.
Span Lengths from 110’ to 210’.
Span Lengths from 110’ to 210’.
950’ 950’
Radius Curve in two spans.
Radius Curve in two spans.
Major Urban traffic crossing and creek crossing.
Major Urban traffic crossing and creek crossing.
CH2M Hill
CH2M Hill
Design. Design.
Value Engineering by Summit Engineering
Value Engineering by Summit Engineering
Lawrence Construction Co, Littleton, CO
Lawrence
Construction Co, Littleton, CO
Austin Austin Bluffs Bluffs
Austin Austin Bluffs Bluffs
Austin Austin Bluffs Bluffs
Austin Austin Bluffs Bluffs

AustinAustin BluffsBluffs

IH25 Viaduct, Trinidad IH25 Viaduct, Trinidad ContractorContractor AlternateAlternate DesignDesign andand
IH25 Viaduct, Trinidad
IH25
Viaduct, Trinidad
ContractorContractor AlternateAlternate DesignDesign andand Construction.Construction.
Early stages of construction.
Early stages of construction.
Elevated Viaduct through downtown Trinidad. 24
Elevated Viaduct through downtown Trinidad. 24
-- U85 Precast Girders, Dual Bridges, 4 Spans.
U85 Precast Girders, Dual Bridges, 4 Spans.
Span Lengths from 100’ to 265’.
Span Lengths from 100’ to 265’.
Major Urban project with numerous traffic, river
Major Urban project with numerous traffic, river
and and
railroad crossings.
railroad crossings.
Base design, precast segmental.
Base design, precast segmental.
Value Engineering by TSH Engineers and Summit
Value Engineering by TSH Engineers and Summit
EngineeringEngineering
Lawrence Construction Co, Littleton, CO
Lawrence
Construction Co, Littleton, CO
 

Why use Precast Concrete for these

Why use Precast Concrete for these

TypesTypes ofof Bridges?Bridges?

Colorado Preference for Concrete Structures.

Colorado Preference for Concrete Structures.

Setup Setup

Costs were nominal.

Costs were nominal.

Concrete Alternate less expensive.

Concrete Alternate less expensive.

Speed of Fabrication.

Speed of Fabrication.

Design Impact not significant.

Design Impact not significant.

Composite construction, splicing and post

Composite construction, splicing and post

 

tensioning girders extends the span range

tensioning girders extends the span range

Shoring not

Shoring not

required required over over traffic. traffic.

Design used established techniques on new

Design used established techniques on new

application.application.

 
 

AttractiveAttractive appearance.appearance.

techniques on new application. application.     Attractive Attractive appearance. appearance.
techniques on new application. application.     Attractive Attractive appearance. appearance.
WhyWhy useuse UU Girders?Girders? Very Robust Cross Section. Very Robust Cross Section. Less Less Girders
WhyWhy useuse UU Girders?Girders?
Very Robust Cross Section.
Very Robust Cross Section.
Less Less
Girders for a given deck width.
Girders for a given deck width.
Flexible shape to modify.
Flexible shape to modify.
AttractiveAttractive Aesthetics.Aesthetics.
Easier to
Easier to
route route post post tensioning tensioning
WhyWhy useuse UU Girders?Girders? Girder Set and in Service. Girder Set and in Service. Minimal
WhyWhy useuse UU Girders?Girders?
Girder Set and in Service.
Girder Set and in Service.
Minimal Repairs to SpalledSpalled Flange.Flange.
Minimal Repairs to
ManitowocManitowoc 888888 waswas totalledtotalled
  What’s What’s the the Catch? Catch? Extensive Shoring Necessary. Extensive Shoring Necessary.
 

What’sWhat’s thethe Catch?Catch?

Extensive Shoring Necessary.

Extensive Shoring Necessary.

Girders are

Girders are

very very heavy. heavy.

 

Stability must be designed for and maintained

Stability must be designed for and maintained

 

until superstructure is self supporting.

until superstructure is self supporting.

More field and erection Engineering required.

More field and erection Engineering required.

Blending of

Blending of

Precast Precast and and Post Post Tensioned Tensioned industries industries

 

andand technologies.technologies.

Slower construction cycle during Erection.

Slower construction cycle during Erection.

More complex multiple phase construction

More complex multiple phase construction

270 Ramp Y Cost Comparisons 270 Ramp Y Cost Comparisons Item Steel Design Curved Precast
270 Ramp Y Cost Comparisons 270 Ramp Y Cost Comparisons Item Steel Design Curved Precast
270 Ramp Y Cost Comparisons
270 Ramp Y Cost Comparisons
Item
Steel Design
Curved Precast
Girder Cost
$5,125,000
$3,086,240
Erection
Costs
$1,025,000
$890,000
Falsework
$50,000
$250,000
Post Tensioning
$0
$506,000
Total
$6,200,000
$4,732,240
Cost / Ft.
$1393 / lf
$1063
Falsework $50,000 $250,000 Post Tensioning $0 $506,000 Total $6,200,000 $4,732,240 Cost / Ft. $1393 / lf
Falsework $50,000 $250,000 Post Tensioning $0 $506,000 Total $6,200,000 $4,732,240 Cost / Ft. $1393 / lf
270 Ramp Roadway Layout 270 Ramp Roadway Layout
270 Ramp Roadway Layout
270 Ramp Roadway Layout
270 Ramp Cross Section 270 Ramp Cross Section
270 Ramp Cross Section 270 Ramp Cross Section

270 Ramp Cross Section

270 Ramp Cross Section

270 Ramp Cross Section 270 Ramp Cross Section
270 Ramp Cross Section 270 Ramp Cross Section
BridgeBridge ConfigurationConfiguration 8 Spans, 8 Spans, 6 6 and and 2 2 span span continuous
BridgeBridge ConfigurationConfiguration
8 Spans,
8 Spans,
6 6 and and 2 2 span span continuous continuous
units.units.
Span Lengths from 140’ to 200’
Span Lengths from 140’ to 200’
Heights from 10’ to 45’
Pier Pier
Heights from 10’ to 45’
SplicedSpliced ConstructionConstruction
Phased Erection w/ staged post
Phased Erection w/ staged post
tensioningtensioning
ConstructionConstruction Phased Erection w/ staged post Phased Erection w/ staged post tensioningtensioning
ConstructionConstruction Phased Erection w/ staged post Phased Erection w/ staged post tensioningtensioning
PhasedPhased ConstructionConstruction
PhasedPhased ConstructionConstruction
Typical Girder Cross Section – – Ramp Ramp K K Typical Girder Cross Section
Typical Girder Cross Section – – Ramp Ramp K K Typical Girder Cross Section

Typical Girder Cross Section RampRamp KK

Typical Girder Cross Section

Typical Girder Cross Section – – Ramp Ramp K K Typical Girder Cross Section
Typical Girder Cross Section – – Ramp Ramp Y Y Typical Girder Cross Section
Typical Girder Cross Section – – Ramp Ramp Y Y Typical Girder Cross Section

Typical Girder Cross Section RampRamp YY

Typical Girder Cross Section

Typical Girder Cross Section – – Ramp Ramp Y Y Typical Girder Cross Section
Ramp Ramp K K CIP CIP Lid Lid Slab Slab
Ramp Ramp K K CIP CIP Lid Lid Slab Slab

RampRamp KK CIPCIP LidLid SlabSlab

Ramp Ramp K K CIP CIP Lid Lid Slab Slab
Ramp Ramp K K CIP CIP Lid Lid Slab Slab
RampsRamps AA && YY PrecastPrecast PanelPanel LidLid SlabSlab
RampsRamps AA && YY PrecastPrecast PanelPanel LidLid SlabSlab
RampsRamps AA && YY
PrecastPrecast PanelPanel LidLid SlabSlab
RampsRamps AA && YY PrecastPrecast PanelPanel LidLid SlabSlab
RampsRamps AA && YY PrecastPrecast PanelPanel LidLid SlabSlab
PrePre--CastingCasting ofof GirdersGirders Up to 120’ long, 265 Kip max weight Up to 120’ long,
PrePre--CastingCasting ofof GirdersGirders
Up to 120’ long, 265 Kip max weight
Up to 120’ long, 265 Kip max weight
CurvedCurved FormsForms
Post Post
Tensioned
Tensioned
Precast Anchor Blocks
Precast Anchor Blocks
Block Outs for CIP Anchor Blocks
Block Outs for CIP Anchor Blocks
SecondarySecondary CastingCasting ofof Diaphragms,Diaphragms,
Bottom Slab Thickening and Lid Slab
Bottom Slab Thickening and Lid Slab
“Tongue”“Tongue” atat ExpansionExpansion DiaphragmsDiaphragms
and Lid Slab Bottom Slab Thickening and Lid Slab “Tongue”“Tongue” atat ExpansionExpansion DiaphragmsDiaphragms
CurvedCurved GirderGirder FormworkFormwork Precaster:Precaster: EnconEncon BridgeBridge
CurvedCurved GirderGirder FormworkFormwork Precaster:Precaster: EnconEncon BridgeBridge
CurvedCurved GirderGirder FormworkFormwork
Precaster:Precaster: EnconEncon BridgeBridge
CurvedCurved GirderGirder FormworkFormwork Precaster:Precaster: EnconEncon BridgeBridge
ReinforcingReinforcing CageCage inin FormsForms PriorPrior toto CastingCasting
ReinforcingReinforcing CageCage inin FormsForms
PriorPrior toto CastingCasting
TypicalTypical GirderGirder CrossCross SectionSection
TypicalTypical GirderGirder CrossCross SectionSection
TypicalTypical GirderGirder CrossCross SectionSection
GirdersGirders inin StorageStorage AreaArea
GirdersGirders inin StorageStorage AreaArea
CastCast inin PlacePlace HaunchHaunch inin PierPier GirdersGirders
CastCast inin PlacePlace HaunchHaunch inin PierPier GirdersGirders
CastCast inin PlacePlace HaunchHaunch
inin PierPier GirdersGirders
CastCast inin PlacePlace HaunchHaunch inin PierPier GirdersGirders
CastCast inin PlacePlace HaunchHaunch inin PierPier GirdersGirders
 

ErectionErection ConditionsConditions

Girders supported on Falsework

Girders supported on Falsework

 

TorsionalTorsional Bracing.Bracing.

P/C Panels or CIP lid slabs to control

P/C Panels or CIP lid slabs to control

torsiontorsion

 
 

CantileveredCantilevered constructionconstruction

 

TemporaryTemporary postpost tensioningtensioning

 

StrongbackStrongback FalseworkFalsework

Heavy lifts with limited crane radii

Heavy lifts with limited crane radii

 

ComplicatedComplicated sitesite conditions.conditions.

Multiple traffic closures

Multiple traffic closures

Staged Post Tensioning.

Staged Post Tensioning.

Multiple traffic closures Multiple traffic closures Staged Post Tensioning. Staged Post Tensioning.
Multiple traffic closures Multiple traffic closures Staged Post Tensioning. Staged Post Tensioning.
Girders Girders Supported Supported on on Falsework Falsework
Girders
Girders
Supported Supported on on Falsework Falsework
FalseworkFalsework DesignDesign atat PierPier 55
FalseworkFalsework DesignDesign atat PierPier 55
RampRamp KK onon 45’45’ FalseworkFalsework TowersTowers
RampRamp KK onon 45’45’ FalseworkFalsework TowersTowers
RampRamp KK onon 45’45’ FalseworkFalsework TowersTowers
RampRamp KK onon 45’45’ FalseworkFalsework TowersTowers
RampRamp KK onon 45’45’ FalseworkFalsework TowersTowers
GirderGirder ErectionErection PrecastPrecast GirderGirder WeightWeight == 250250 KK MaximumMaximum LiftLift == 330330 KK
GirderGirder ErectionErection PrecastPrecast GirderGirder WeightWeight == 250250 KK MaximumMaximum LiftLift == 330330 KK
GirderGirder ErectionErection
PrecastPrecast GirderGirder WeightWeight == 250250 KK
MaximumMaximum LiftLift == 330330 KK
300
300 and 240 Ton Hydraulic Cranes
and 240 Ton Hydraulic Cranes
== 250250 KK MaximumMaximum LiftLift == 330330 KK 300 300 and 240 Ton Hydraulic Cranes and
ErectionErection PlanPlan –– GirdersGirders 1010 L&RL&R
ErectionErection PlanPlan –– GirdersGirders 1010 L&RL&R
SettingSetting GirderGirder atat PierPier 22
SettingSetting GirderGirder atat PierPier 22
Girder suspended over pier Girder suspended over pier Grout Grout Bearing installed prior to casting
Girder suspended over pier
Girder suspended over pier
Grout Grout
Bearing installed prior to casting
Bearing installed prior to casting
Eliminates
Eliminates
diaphragmdiaphragm
manufactured manufactured bearings bearings
CompletedCompleted PierPier DiaphragmDiaphragm
CompletedCompleted PierPier DiaphragmDiaphragm
StraddleStraddle BentsBents overover HOVHOV LaneLane Continuous Continuous traffic traffic maintained maintained during
StraddleStraddle BentsBents overover HOVHOV LaneLane
Continuous
Continuous
traffic traffic maintained maintained during during construction construction
Erection over HOV during lane closures
Erection over HOV during lane closures
StraddleStraddle BentBent DesignDesign atat HOVHOV LanesLanes
StraddleStraddle BentBent DesignDesign atat HOVHOV LanesLanes
Girder Erection over HOV Lane Girder Erection over HOV Lane
Girder Erection over HOV Lane
Girder Erection over HOV Lane
HOVHOV OpenOpen toto TrafficTraffic
HOVHOV OpenOpen toto TrafficTraffic
ErectionErection toto PierPier 44
ErectionErection toto PierPier 44
FalseworkFalsework atat PierPier 55 ExtensiveExtensive SiteSite PreparationPreparation RequiredRequired Varying Site
FalseworkFalsework atat PierPier 55 ExtensiveExtensive SiteSite PreparationPreparation RequiredRequired Varying Site
FalseworkFalsework atat PierPier 55 ExtensiveExtensive SiteSite PreparationPreparation RequiredRequired Varying Site
FalseworkFalsework atat PierPier 55
FalseworkFalsework atat PierPier 55

ExtensiveExtensive SiteSite PreparationPreparation RequiredRequired

Varying Site Conditions

Varying Site Conditions

ErectionErection throughthrough SpanSpan 55
ErectionErection throughthrough SpanSpan 55
Erection Approaches 270 Bridge and Erection Approaches 270 Bridge and IH25IH25
Erection Approaches 270 Bridge and
Erection Approaches 270 Bridge and
IH25IH25
Casting of Anchor Block and Lid Slab Casting of Anchor Block and Lid Slab atat
Casting of Anchor Block and Lid Slab
Casting of Anchor Block and Lid Slab
atat GirdersGirders 1010 andand 1313
AnchorAnchor BlockBlock ReinforcingReinforcing
AnchorAnchor BlockBlock ReinforcingReinforcing

weight weight 54’ 54’ beyond beyond Pier Pier 6 6 over over 270 270 Bridge
weight weight
54’ 54’ beyond beyond Pier Pier 6 6 over over 270 270 Bridge Bridge
restrained restrained to to Girder Girder 9 9 to to prevent prevent

330 Kip Lift

330 Kip Lift

Cantilevers

Cantilevers

Girder 10 is

Girder 10 is

tippingtipping

Setting Girders 10L&R at Pier 6

Setting Girders 10L&R at Pier 6

Girder 10 is Girder 10 is tippingtipping Setting Girders 10L&R at Pier 6 Setting Girders 10L&R
Girder Girder 10 10 Tie Tie Down Down
Girder Girder 10 10 Tie Tie Down Down

GirderGirder 1010 TieTie DownDown

Girder Girder 10 10 Tie Tie Down Down
Girder Girder 10 10 Tie Tie Down Down
GirdersGirders 1010 L&RL&R SetSet atat PierPier 66
GirdersGirders 1010 L&RL&R SetSet atat PierPier 66
Girders 10 L&R from 270 Bridge Girders 10 L&R from 270 Bridge
Girders 10 L&R from 270 Bridge
Girders 10 L&R from 270 Bridge
Girder Girder Erection from Abutment 9 over IH25 Erection from Abutment 9 over IH25 andand
Girder Girder
Erection from Abutment 9 over IH25
Erection from Abutment 9 over IH25
andand OnOn RampRamp
Girder Girder Strong Strong Back Back Design Design
Girder Girder Strong Strong Back Back Design Design

GirderGirder StrongStrong BackBack DesignDesign

Girder Girder Strong Strong Back Back Design Design
Girder Girder Strong Strong Back Back Design Design
Girder Girder Strong Strong Backs Backs In In Place Place
Girder Girder Strong Strong Backs Backs In In Place Place

GirderGirder

StrongStrong

BacksBacks

InIn PlacePlace

Girder Girder Strong Strong Backs Backs In In Place Place
Girder Girder Strong Strong Backs Backs In In Place Place
Girder Girder Strong Strong Backs Backs In In Place Place
Girders Girders 11 11 L&R L&R Set Set over over 270 270 Bridge Bridge
Girders
Girders
11 11 L&R L&R Set Set over over 270 270 Bridge Bridge
Girder 12L Suspended on strong backs Girder 12L Suspended on strong backs overover IH25IH25
Girder 12L Suspended on strong backs
Girder 12L Suspended on strong backs
overover IH25IH25
E rec ti on o f Gi rd ers C omp lete E rec ti

Erection of Girders Complete

Erection of Girders Complete

E rec ti on o f Gi rd ers C omp lete E rec ti on
E rec ti on o f Gi rd ers C omp lete E rec ti on
E rec ti on o f Gi rd ers C omp lete E rec ti on
ErectedErected GirdersGirders w/w/ LidLid SlabSlab
ErectedErected GirdersGirders w/w/ LidLid SlabSlab
SettingSetting PrecastPrecast PanelsPanels
SettingSetting PrecastPrecast PanelsPanels
Panels installed, overhang forms set and Panels installed, overhang forms set and deckdeck castcast
Panels installed, overhang forms set and
Panels installed, overhang forms set and
deckdeck castcast
CompletedCompleted StructureStructure
CompletedCompleted StructureStructure
  Design Design Lessons Lessons Learned Learned Torsional Torsional deflections deflections and and
 

DesignDesign LessonsLessons LearnedLearned

TorsionalTorsional deflectionsdeflections andand stressesstresses duringduring

 

erection were critical.

erection were critical.

Haul Haul

weight limits the girder precastingprecasting

weight limits the girder

 

and erection more than any other factor.

and erection more than any other factor.

Limited eccentricity of web tendons.

Limited eccentricity of web tendons.

Local Local

tendons were effective in long

tendons were effective in long

spans.spans.

 

controlled

controlled

Negative moments at interior piers

Negative moments at interior piers

much much of of the the design. design.

 

StrainStrain compatabilitycompatability analysisanalysis necessarynecessary

 

due to limited compression block.

due to limited compression block.

Service stresses in deck steel is important.

Service stresses in deck steel is important.

LightweightLightweight ConcreteConcrete cancan significantlysignificantly

impact future long span designs.

impact future long span designs.

  Construction Construction Solutions Solutions Quality control is essential at all stages of Quality control
 

ConstructionConstruction SolutionsSolutions

Quality control is essential at all stages of

Quality control is essential at all stages of

construction.construction.

 

Simplify precast forming

Simplify precast forming

Use CIP anchor zones.

Use CIP anchor zones.

Design of economical handling reinforcing

Design of economical handling reinforcing

Temporary structure design and bracing is critical

Temporary structure design and bracing is critical

to project success.

to project success.

Establish continuity as soon as possible.

Establish continuity as soon as possible.

Create a closed box section early after erection.

Create a closed box section early after erection.

eacheach other.other.

PrecastersPrecasters andand postpost tensionerstensioners mustmust understandunderstand

 

Evaluate site conditions during design.

Evaluate site conditions during design.

Make Make

significant allowances for heavy cranes

significant allowances for heavy cranes

 

during erection to handle heavy loads.

during erection to handle heavy loads.

Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek ColoradoColorado Springs,Springs, COCO
Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek ColoradoColorado Springs,Springs, COCO

Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek

Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek

ColoradoColorado Springs,Springs, COCO

Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek ColoradoColorado Springs,Springs, COCO
Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek Bijou St. Bridge over Monument Creek ColoradoColorado Springs,Springs, COCO
GatewayGateway BridgeBridge toto DowntownDowntown ColoradoColorado SpringsSprings fromfrom IH25IH25
GatewayGateway BridgeBridge toto DowntownDowntown ColoradoColorado SpringsSprings fromfrom IH25IH25

GatewayGateway BridgeBridge toto DowntownDowntown

ColoradoColorado SpringsSprings fromfrom IH25IH25

GatewayGateway BridgeBridge toto DowntownDowntown ColoradoColorado SpringsSprings fromfrom IH25IH25
GatewayGateway BridgeBridge toto DowntownDowntown ColoradoColorado SpringsSprings fromfrom IH25IH25
Erection support for all spans using Erection support for all spans using StrongbackStrongback FalseworkFalsework
Erection support for all spans using Erection support for all spans using StrongbackStrongback FalseworkFalsework

Erection support for all spans using

Erection support for all spans using

StrongbackStrongback FalseworkFalsework

SevenSeven ContinuousContinuous GirderGirder LinesLines SplicedSpliced andand SplayedSplayed toto AccommodateAccommodate
SevenSeven ContinuousContinuous GirderGirder LinesLines SplicedSpliced andand SplayedSplayed toto AccommodateAccommodate

SevenSeven ContinuousContinuous GirderGirder LinesLines

SplicedSpliced andand SplayedSplayed toto AccommodateAccommodate

DeckDeck WidthWidth fromfrom 88’88’ toto 168’168’

SplicedSpliced andand SplayedSplayed toto AccommodateAccommodate DeckDeck WidthWidth fromfrom 88’88’ toto 168’168’
SplicedSpliced andand SplayedSplayed toto AccommodateAccommodate DeckDeck WidthWidth fromfrom 88’88’ toto 168’168’
ErectionErection ofof SpanSpan 22
ErectionErection ofof SpanSpan 22

ErectionErection ofof SpanSpan 22

ErectionErection ofof SpanSpan 22
ErectionErection ofof SpanSpan 22
DropDrop inin GirdersGirders @@ SpanSpan 33 overover UPRRUPRR
DropDrop inin GirdersGirders @@ SpanSpan 33 overover UPRRUPRR

DropDrop inin GirdersGirders @@ SpanSpan 33

overover UPRRUPRR

DropDrop inin GirdersGirders @@ SpanSpan 33 overover UPRRUPRR
DropDrop inin GirdersGirders @@ SpanSpan 33 overover UPRRUPRR
DemolitionDemolition beganbegan JanuaryJanuary 20072007
DemolitionDemolition beganbegan JanuaryJanuary 20072007

DemolitionDemolition beganbegan JanuaryJanuary 20072007

DemolitionDemolition beganbegan JanuaryJanuary 20072007
DemolitionDemolition beganbegan JanuaryJanuary 20072007
OpenOpen toto Traffic,Traffic, LaborLabor DayDay 20072007
OpenOpen toto Traffic,Traffic, LaborLabor DayDay 20072007

OpenOpen toto Traffic,Traffic, LaborLabor DayDay 20072007

OpenOpen toto Traffic,Traffic, LaborLabor DayDay 20072007
OpenOpen toto Traffic,Traffic, LaborLabor DayDay 20072007