Precast deck systems for steel-concrete composite bridges

S. R. Gordon, I. M. May

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    This paper reviews the recent application of precast deck systems for all forms of bridge but with particular emphasis on steel-concrete composite bridges. The many forms of precast elements are discussed including full-depth and partial-depth units (which require an in situ concrete topping) and the use of permanent formwork systems. Examples of the use of precast decks in Europe, in particular in Scandinavia, the Far East and the USA are highlighted. The development of 'steel-free' decks in Canada is also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-35
    Number of pages11
    JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Bridge Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


    • Bridges
    • Composite structures
    • Reviews


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