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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T H E C O N C R E T E B R I D G E M A G A Z I N E w w w . a s p i r e b r i d g e . o r g S U M M E R 2 0 0 8 HOOD CANAL BRIDGE Kitsap and Jefferson Counties, Washington I-10 B RIDGE R EP LACEMENT Escambia Bay, Florida SOU TH FORK EEL RIVER B RIDGES Leggett, California GARDEN GROVE BOULEVARD WIDENING Orange County, California P OMEROY-MASON BRIDGE Ohio to West Virginia SWINGLEY RIDGE ROAD B RIDGE Chesterfield, Missouri Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge Replacement Washington, D.C. 4 | ASPIRE , Fall 2008 R E A D E R R E S P O N S E What I like about ASPIRE™ is that it features all types of bridges. Kevin Nelson City of Saint Paul Public Works Saint Paul, Minn. I do get [ASPIRE] magazine along with a number of our other engineers. It is one of the few that actually gets read and discussed within our structures group. Jim Deschenes Michael Baker Jr. Corp. Salt Lake City, Utah VHB has made a few presentations and award applications for the bridge (Lime Kiln) but having an article in ASPIRE will be a definite highlight for the project and, I think, of interest to your readers. Chris Baker VHB-Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. Bedford, N.H. I just wanted to let you know that ASPIRE magazine has aspired, pardon the pun, to more than my expectations. It is really looking good. Larbi Sennour, PhD, PE Executive Vice President The Consulting Engineers Group Inc. San Antonio, Texas Congratulations on your ASPIRE Magazine. It is absolutely excellent. The Concrete Bridge Industry has needed this for some time. Ed Rice CTS Cement I'd like to obtain three copies of your Fall 2007 issue as it contains an article about our Segmental Guideway for the Light Rail in Seattle. Rachel Quesinberry PCL Bellevue, Wash. I would like to get more information about an article in the Fall 2007 issue "Short Span Spliced Girders Replicate Historic Design." I am looking for a copy of the contract plans. Luong Tran Olympia, Wash. [Ed. Note: References were gladly provided.] Innovative, Proven and Durable. BRIDGE POST-TENSIONING SYSTEMS: • 888.489.2687 Owners and design teams rely on VSL to provide innovative technology and proven systems to maximize the durability of transportation structures. A world leader in post-tensioning, VSL has evolved into a multi- disciplined bridge partner capable of providing contractors and engineers with design support, as well as construction systems and services for precast segmental, cast-in-place and stay cable bridges. SYSTEMS • BONDED MULTISTRAND • VSLAB+ ® BONDED SLABS • STAY CABLES • VIBRATION DAMPING SERVICES • SYSTEM INSTALLATION • DESIGN SUPPORT • HEAVY LIFTING • REPAIR & STRENGTHENING • EQUIPMENT RENTAL ASPIRE_fall08.indb 4 9/15/08 3:58:07 PM

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