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Specification and Guidelines

Bridge Guideline: January 2018

Camber and Profile Management in Adjacent Beams (1.4 MB PDF File)

These guidelines cover the design, detailing, and construction of precast beam elements that do not include a haunch over the top of the beam to accommodate camber and profile.   This includes beams such as NEXT D, F, and E beams, Deck Bulb Tee Beams, Adjacent Box Beams, Deck Beams, and Slabs. 

Bridge Guideline: January 2018

Resolution of Non-Conformances in Precast Concrete Bridge Elements (7.16 MB PDF File)

(Supersedes Bridge Member Repair Guidelines PCINER-01-BMRG ). These guidelines provide recommendations for the evaluation and repair of non-conformances in precast and prestressed concrete bridge products. The document can serve as a resource for owners, designers, state inspectors, plant production managers, plant quality control Inspectors and plant engineers in reaching informed decisions in addressing non-conformances and repairs.

Bridge Guideline: May 1998

Prestressed Concrete Girder Continuity Connection (380.1kb PDF File)

Guidelines for simple span members made continuous in Multi-span bridges. This specification and its sample details shall be used as a guide when designing for continuity. The PCI New England Technical committee has recommended that strand extensions be used to make the positive moment connection in beams. If a State Standard exists it will take precedence over these guidelines & details.

Bridge Design Manual

MNL133 - PCI Bridge Design Manual, 3rd Ed., FREE PDF

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Aspire The Concrete Bridge

Link to the Aspire Bridge Magazine web site

Federal Highway

Link to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration