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Precast Lintels

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For cast-in-place lintels (either U-block or formed), the vertical reinforcing at the edges of the opening can be extended directly through the lintel.
 
But how is the vertical reinforing normally placed when a precast lintel is used?  It seems to me that the vertical reinforcing at the edges of the opening would have to terminate at the bottom & top of the lintel and then a full height bar could be placed in the adjoining cell.  Or is the non-continuous bar even used?
 
Is there a better way?

M. David Finley, P.E.