Guide Document for the Design of Curved, Spliced Precast Concrete U-Beam Bridges FREE PDF (CB-03-20)
The Guide Document for the Design of Curved, Spliced Precast Concrete U-Beam Bridges has been developed as a resource for bridge engineers. In nine chapters, the guide documents the advancement of this bridge technology. This technology, which originated and progressed initially in Colorado over approximately 20 years, has evolved through the collaboration of designers, contractors, and owners. Much of the current technology is in its second or third generation. Agencies and builders have shown interest in replication of this bridge technology in several areas of the United States. However, there are certain areas of practice that have not been quantified. This has made it difficult for owners and the design community to fully embrace the technical solutions needed to design, construct, deliver, and maintain curved, spliced U-beam bridge systems. This document addresses those practices.