FALL 2012

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 The Focus article on pages 6 to 9 mentions Conde B. McCullough, a former Oregon state bridge engineer. More information about Conde McCullough and the bridges he has designed is available at this website. The complete story of the new I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program, including the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge described on pages 30 to 33, is available at this website. This Chicago Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation website provides additional information about five projects related to the Wacker Drive replacement project described on pages 18 to 21. Foothills/foot-hills-bridge2.aspx Visit this FHWA Eastern Federal Lands Highwood Division website for visualization of the Foothills Bridge No. 2 described on pages 38 to 40. This Florida Department of Transporation website contains information about curved precast concrete spliced U-girder bridges described in the Creative Concrete Construction article on page 13. Links are provided to concept drawings and presentations about Colorado precast concrete girders, development of precast concrete spliced U-beam construction, and PCI Zone 6 standards. This FHWA website contains an article from the August 2012 issue of FOCUS. Links are provided to the FHWA report No. FHWA-HIF-09-004, the ASR Field Identification Handbook, and the ASR Reference Center mentioned on page 46. Environmental The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTOÕs 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. This website contains the Transportation and Environmental Research Ideas (TERI) database. TERI is the AASHTO Standing Committee on EnvironmentÕs central storehouse for tracking and sharing new transportation and environmental research ideas. Suggestions for new ideas are welcome from practitioners across the transportation and environmental community. 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 Sustainable Highways Self-Evaluation Tool, currently available in beta form, is a collection of best practices that agencies can use to self-evaluate the performance of their projects and programs to determine a sustainability score in three categories: system planning, project development, and operations and maintenance. NEW guide.pdf The FHWA Bridge Preservation Guide: Maintaining a State of Good Repair Using Cost-Effective Investment Strategies may be downloaded from this website. NEW This website provides a toolbox containing bridge-related links on bridge preservation. Bridge Technology Previous issues of ASPIRE™ are available as pdf files and may be downloaded as a full issue or individual articles. Information is available about subscriptions, advertising, and sponsors. You may also complete a reader survey to provide us with your impressions about ASPIRE. It takes less than five minutes to complete. 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 68 issues of HPC Bridge Views, an electronic newsletter published jointly by the FHWA and the NCBC to provide relevant, reliable information on all aspects of high-performance concrete in bridges. The FHWA report titled Accelerated Bridge Construction: Experience in Design, Fabrication, and Erection of Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems may be downloaded from this website. Bridge Research NEW maryland.html Visit this website to watch the Minnesota Department of Transportation use self-propelled modular transporters to move a finished concrete bridge into position. Click on time-lapse video to see the 12-hour process in just over a minute. PubsNCHRPResearchResultsDigests.aspx Research Results Digest 355 summarizing key findings from NCHRP Project 10-71 titled Cast-in-Place Concrete Connections for Precast Deck Systems is available from this National Cooperative Highway Research Program website. 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 AspireBook_Fall12.indb 54 9/18/12 8:59 AM

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