The NEXT Beam was developed by the PCI Northeast Bridge Technical Committee made up of state bridge engineers, consultants and precast manufactures from all six New England states and New York.
The NEXT Beam is designed to be labor-efficient in both the manufacturing plant and on the job site. During fabrication, the absence of draped (harped) strands is a significant advantage. The elimination of deck forming in the field saves significant time during construction while also providing an instant work platform, resulting in a much safer project. NEXT beam bridges are a cost-effective structure which has reduced the overall cost of bridge construction in the Northeast.
Updated 01/2021 (2nd Ed.) - These guidelines are for NEXT "F", "D" and "E" beams. The guide includes section properties and design details.
Updated 01/2021 (2nd Ed.)
Worcester County, MA
View All Precast Project Profiles
This article describes the Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT Beam) applications for medium-span bridges in the northeast United States. Highlights of an actual use of the NEXT beam in the field are also present.