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RE: Bridge Expansion Joint Elimination

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Agreed.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent:	Friday, March 19, 1999 3:53 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	RE: Bridge Expansion Joint Elimination
> 
> Tony Powers wrote:
> 
> . > However, I must disagree with Mr. Turk's conclusion that the expansion
> 
> . > joint is merely relocated to the joint between the approach slab and
> the
> . > abutment.
> 
> Perhaps I was a bit too specific.  The point that I was trying to make is 
> that an expansion joint is not eliminated, it is merely relocated as 
> provision for expansion and contraction *has* to be made and I think that 
> we both agree on that.  Whether that relocation is between the approach
> slab 
> and the abutment or between the approach slab and the roadway pavement is
> a 
> decision that the designer has to make.
> 
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> 
>