THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

FALL 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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Constructing the new Washington Bypass, an upgraded alternative route for U.S. Route 17 in Beaufort County, N.C., created unique challenges beyond traditional bypass construction. The $192-million project, encompassing 6.8 miles of roads, includes two major interchanges and bridges that span environmentally sensitive lands. To meet the variety of needs, especially the goal of minimizing impact to wetlands, the construction team created an innovative gantry system that drives piles, sets precast bents, and erects beams. After the deck is cast, the gantry progresses to the next span. The bridge construction represents the second part of a three-part project, explains Maria Rogerson, assistant resident engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The first part, begun in February 2008, focused on widening profile U.S. roUte 17 WAShIngton BypASS / BeaUFoRT CoUnTY, n.C design-Builder: Flatiron/United, a joint-venture company comprising Flatiron Construction Corp., longmont, Colo., and United Contractors inc., Chester, s.C. engineer oF reCord: earth Tech inc., long Beach, Calif. preCaster: Coastal precast systems, Chesapeake, Va., a pCi-certified producer gantrY: Deal, italy TEcHnology DrivEn new construction system protects environmentally sensitive areas by Craig A. Shutt 40 | aspiRe , Fall 2008 ASPIRE_fall08.indb 40 9/15/08 4:24:15 PM

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