THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SUMMER 2008

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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30 | ASPIRE , Summer 2008 Designers faced several key challenges in planning the widening of State Route 22 over the Garden Grove Boulevard in Orange County, Calif. A key concern was complementing other bridges along the highway, which were constructed with cast-in-place concrete box girders, while remaining within a tight budget. The solution was found in using two types of precast concrete girders, which also helped overcome other obstacles. profile Garden Grove Boulevard WideninG / ORAngE COunty, CAlIf. EnginEEr: uRS Corporation, Roseville, Calif. PrimE ContraCtor: gMR (a joint venture of granite Construction, C.C. Myers, and Rados), Orange, Calif. Pr ECastEr: Pomeroy Corp, Perris, Calif., a PCI-certified producer AwArds: Best Rehabilitated Bridge in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's 2007 Design Awards competition two types of concrete girders were combined to create an economical design that complements surrounding structures The $500-million project was part of an extensive revamping of State Route 22, which serves as a key regional route through some of the most densely populated areas of the county. The bridges accommodate local vehicular and pedestrian cross-traffic within the communities bisected by the freeway. In all, 34 bridges and more than 100 retaining walls and soundwalls were included in the project, which by Craig A. Shutt ECONOMICAL BRIDGE WIDENING Aspire_sum08.indb 30 6/24/08 1:44:59 PM

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