Fort Worth bridge blends 2 bridge techniques

07/30/2013 | ASME.org

A marriage of a network-arch bridge and a precast-concrete bridge was the solution as the city of Fort Worth, Texas, decided how to go about replacing a heavily used 100-year-old bridge, according to this article. The combination takes advantage of the aesthetics of network-arch construction and the quick-build nature of precast concrete, reducing closure time to about 150 days, writes Nancy Giges. The 12 post-tensioned, precast concrete arches are more than 23 feet tall and 163 feet wide.

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