Precast / Prestressed Bridge

Precast / Prestressed concrete is the material of choice for bridge and commercial structures. This is due to the fact that this type structure has proven itself to be durable, economical and low-maintenance.

Forterra Pipe & Precast’s line of Precast / Prestressed concrete construction products are fabricated in a facility with PCI qualified quality control and delivered to project sites with specialized hauling equipment as required.

Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges

Standard AASHTO sections types I, II and III. (special designs are available)
Bulb-tee girder sections types BT-54, BT-63 and BT-72. (special designs are available)
There is no limit to roadway widths. Typical girder spacings range from 5'- 0' to 9' - 0' as required by design
High strength concrete is available for special applications
Precast structure (columns & caps)

Prestressed Concrete Bridge Applications

Vehicular bridges
Pedestrian bridges
Docks
Railroad bridges
Pipeline support bridges

Advantages

Assured quality control (PCI certified plant)
More durable and economical than other bridge systems
Technical support for owners and designers
Flexibility in design
Special modified sections are available with extended span ranges up to 165 feet

Applicable Bridge Specifications

The following specifications apply to Precast / Prestressed concrete girders manufactured by Forterra Pipe & Precast:

Various State Departments of Transportation
PCI Certifications
AASHTO Standard Specifications for highway bridges (HS20 Loading) or AASHTO LRFD (HL-93 loading)

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