ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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C O N C R E T E C O N N E C T I O N S manetteBridgeReplacement/ This Washington State Department of Transportation website contains information about the Manette Bridge replacement described on pages 18 to 20. A link is provided to project photographs. Visit this website for more details on the Washington, D.C. to Dulles Airport Metrorail project described on page 28. Click on Construction for a series of photographs. For more information about the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge described on page 28, visit this website. Two live webcams show the current stage of construction. Time lapse videos show the construction sequence. This Honolulu Rail Transit website contains general information about the new transit system mentioned on page 29. Click on Videos & Photos for photographs of the initial construction. multimedia.cfm Visit this Federal Highway Administration website for a presentation by Brian Keierleber of Buchanon County, Iowa, about the county's use of geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge technology as described on page 38. This Florida Department of Transportation website provides information about the design of curved, precast, spliced, pretensioned/post-tensioned U-girder bridges, which are now included in their Structures Design Guidelines. See Reader Response on page 6. Environmental The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO's Technical Assistance Program offers a team of experts to assist transportation and environmental agency officials in improving environmental performance and program delivery. The Practitioner's Handbooks provide practical advice on a range of environmental issues that arise during the planning, development, and operation of transportation projects. Sustainability The Federal Highway Administration has launched an internet-based resource designed to help state and local transportation agencies incorporate sustainability best practices into highway and other roadway projects. The Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST) is a collection of best practices to help transportation agencies integrate sustainability into their programs and projects. INVEST has three modules: system planning, project development, and operations and maintenance. The FHWA Bridge Preservation Guide: Maintaining a State of Good Repair Using Cost-Effective Investment Strategies may be downloaded from this website. This website provides a toolbox containing bridge-related links on bridge preservation. NEw Information about Envision, TM a rating system system for sustainable infrastructure, is available at this website. Bridge Technology Previous issues of ASPIREā„¢ are available as pdf files and may be downloaded as a full issue or individual articles. Information is available about subscriptions, advertising, and sponsors. The National Concrete Bridge Council (NCBC) website provides information to promote quality in concrete bridge construction as well as links to the publications of its members. This website contains 70 issues of Concrete Bridge Views (formerly HPC Bridge Views), an electronic newsletter published jointly by the FHWA and the NCBC to provide relevant, reliable information on all aspects of concrete in bridges. NEw This Transportation Research Board website contains a new National Cooperative Highway Research Program Synthesis titled High Performance Concrete Specifications and Practices for Bridges. NEw NotesDocs/20-07(217)_FR.pdf This Transportation Research Board website contains a report titled Verification and Implementation of Strut-and-Tie Model in LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, prepared for the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures. Bridge Research NEw nchrp_rpt_733.pdf NCHRP Report 733, High-Performance/High-Strength Lightweight Concrete for Bridge Girders and Decks presents proposed changes to the AASHTO LRFD bridge design and construction specifications to address the use of lightweight concrete in bridge girders and decks. NEw and These two websites contain the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 reports titled Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal. The first website has the 870 page prepublication draft. The second website contains the associated ABC Toolkit. Concrete Connections is an annotated list of websites where information is available about concrete bridges. Fast links to the websites are provided at In thIs Issue Book_Sum13.indb 46 7/1/13 7:03 AM

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