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1. Report No. 2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient’s Catalog No.
FHWA NHI - 04-043
4. Title and Subtitle 5. Report Date
Comprehensive Design Example for Prestressed Concrete (PSC) November 2003Girder Superstructure Bridge with Commentary
6. Performing Organization Code
(in US Customary Units)
7. Author (s)
Wagdy G. Wassef, Ph.D., P.E., Christopher Smith, E.I.T.
8. Performing Organization Report No.
Chad M. Clancy, P.E., Martin J. Smith, P.E.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address 10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
Modjeski and Masters, Inc.P.O.Box 2345
11. Contract or Grant No.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105 DTFH61-02-D-63006
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address 13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Federal Highway Administration Final SubmissionNational Highway Institute (HNHI-10) August 2002 – November 20034600 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 800
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
Arlington, Virginia 22203
15. Supplementary Notes
Modjeski and Masters Principle Investigator and Project Manager :Wagdy G. Wassef , Ph.D., P.E.FHWA Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative: Thomas K. Saad, P.E.Team Leader, Technical Review Team: Jerry Potter, P.E.
This document consists of a comprehensive design example of a prestressed concrete girder bridge. The superstructureconsists of two simple spans made continuous for live loads. The substructure consists of integral end abutments and amulti-column intermediate bent. The document also includes instructional commentary based on the
AASHTO-LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
(Second Edition, 1998, including interims for 1999 through 2002). The design example andcommentary are intended to serve as a guide to aid bridge design engineers with the implementation of the
AASHTO- LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.
This document is offered in US Customary Units. An accompanying document inStandard International (SI) Units is offered under report No. FHWA NHI-04-044.This document includes detailed flowcharts outlining the design steps for all components of the bridge. The flowchartsare cross-referenced to the relevant specification articles to allow easy navigation of the specifications. Detailed designcomputations for the following components are included: concrete deck, prestressed concrete I-girders, elastomericbearing, integral abutments and wing walls, multi-column bent and pile and spread footing foundations.In addition to explaining the design steps of the design example, the comprehensive commentary goes beyond thespecifics of the design example to offer guidance on different situations that may be encountered in other bridges.
17. Key Words 18. Distribution Statement
Bridge Design, Prestressed Concrete, Load and Resistance This report is available to the public from theFactor Design, LRFD, Concrete Deck, Intermediate Bent, National Technical Information Service inIntegral Abutment, Wingwall, Pile Foundation, Spread Springfield, Virginia 22161 and from theFootings Superintendent of Documents, U.S. GovernmentPrinting Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
19. Security Classif. (of this report) 20. Security Classif. (of this page) 21. No. of Pages 22. Price
Unclassified Unclassified 381
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