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Unfortunately, both the span arrangment and the substructure requirements
are set by the governing agency, which is also the owner.  I was just
exploring the jontless bridge concept as an alternative to having to do
simple spans.

M. David Finley, P.E.
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025
386-752-6400

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From: "Mueller, Oliver" <Oliver.Mueller(--nospam--at)parsons.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 10:52 AM
Subject: RE: Flat Slab Bridge


> David,
>
> Prestressed concrete piles have been used in integral abutments even
though
> steel piles are more common. For the prestressed concrete piles the
> displacements limits are stricter.
>
> I never worked on a project with integral abutments, but I was once at a
> lecture series where a paper was presented:
> "Overview of the FHWA-Sponsored Research Study on Jointless Bridges,
> Oesterle, R.G., Tabatabai, H. and Volz, J.S."
> I could maybe get you a copy. (It is 34 pages though)
>
> But other question: Why even use piles? Your loads are small and a spread
> footing is probably feasible.
>
> Oliver Mueller
> Parsons
> Chicago, IL
>
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