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 F A L L 2 0 0 7 HIGH-MAIN STREET BRIDGE Hamilton, Ohio MONROE STREET BRIDGE Spokane, Washington LEE ROY SELMON CROSSTOWN EXPRESSWAY Hillsborough County, Florida ELK AVENUE-DOE RIVER BRIDGE Elizabethton, Tennessee WEST ROAD BRIDGE Hamilton County, Ohio SEATTLE SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL Seattle, Washington Keehi Interchange Honolulu, Hawaii 4 | ASPIRE , Winter 2008 R E A D E R R E S P O N S E From my experience, ASPIRE™ has been carefully crafted to be an avenue for the entire concrete bridge industry. It brings a unified voice to speak for tconcrete bridges and is well presented. It covers the design and construction arena well. An area where it could expand into would be inspection techniques and materials. It was a pleasure working with the publishing staff when PB was featured in the last issue of ASPIRE. Vijay Chandra Sr. Vice President, PB Congratulations on ASPIRE magazine's first year of publication. It has been an exciting year and the articles published reflect this. Each magazine has been outstanding and I very much look forward to the coming year's publications. Once again, congratulations on Aspire magazine's first year of publication and keep up the good work! Paul V. Liles, Jr., P.E. State Bridge Engineer, Georgia DOT Atlanta, Ga. I wish to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the newly launched ASPIRE magazine. I have found the articles informative, offering new ideas to implement both in design and aesthetic application. Keep up the good work. Edward P. Wasserman CE Director, TN DOT, Structures Division Nashville, Tenn. From my perspective, it is wonderful to have a periodical devoted exclusively to the bridge topic. Most of us bridge engineers scour the engineering periodicals for bridge and related structural topics. It is a great boon to have a periodical such as ASPIRE solely devoted to concrete bridges—especially if the periodical can provide state-of-the-art information or information that can provide current trends, and innovations in technology. The articles are well written—just enough mix of the technical details to keep the reader interested and not so long as to bore the reader to death. The variety of articles is balanced with some continuity from issue to issue such as the highlighted state DOT. The quality of illustrations is a plus. Not pushing special interests is also a positive. Keep up the good work. Julius F. J. Volgyi, Jr., P.E. Assistant State Structure and Bridge Engineer Virginia Department of Transportation, Structure and Bridge Division Richmond, Va. It has been very enjoyable to read ASPIRE since most articles are related to innovative design and construction of concrete bridges. Particularly, the case studies with project background are really helpful. Hopefully, this magazine can be eventually published monthly. Thank you for your contributions to make ASPIRE happen! Chuanbing Sun, P.E. Janssen & Spaans Engineering Indianapolis, Ind. 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 10973_ASPIRE_win08.indb 4 12/12/07 4:12:51 PM

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