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Latest Issue of Concrete Bridge Views Newsletter Now Available

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The March/April 2013 issue of the Concrete Bridge Views newsletter is now available online. Highlights are below:

Eliminating Bridge Joints – A Preservation Strategy, Houston Walker, P.E., Tennessee Department of Transportation. The use of jointless bridges with integral abutments can be an economical strategy to help preserve bridges from the ravages of salt induced corrosion damage, while providing several inherent design advantages. Full Article

Fully Precast Bridge System Used in Washington State Highways for Life Project, Part 2: Bridge Design and Construction – Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State DOT. The Washington State Department of Transportation’s Highways for Life project offers a precast concrete bridge system that is suitable for high seismic regions and accelerated bridge construction projects.Part two of the article discusses the bridge design concept and construction. Full Article

Crystalline Silica Rule Under Review at the Office of Management and Budget    Thomas Harman, Portland Cement Association, and Tony Kojundic, Elkem Materials Inc. Worker exposure to RCS has been on OSHA’s agenda for some time. OSHA is believed to be considering three permissible exposure limits (PEL) for exposure to crystalline silica in the proposal. Full Article

HPC Bridge Views is published jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Concrete Bridge Council.

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