Precast concrete bridge construction: Precast post-tensioned concrete module, tied cantilevered arch section bridge piers, described as V-piers, support structural steel bridge stringers/girders/beams. Sloped arch sections consist of hollow field-precast reinforced concrete segments tied together by post-tensioned steel cables. Alternating precast concrete sections in the foreground pier have been darkened in this photo to identify them to the viewer. Two piers in rear support completed south half of bridge, and two piers in foreground are being constructed for north half of bridge. Outward thrust of pair of arch sections is supported by two post-tensioned horizontal precast reinforced concrete tension tie beams, which are cast in two segments, temporarily supported by a steel truss scaffold erection tower, to be joined by cast in place concrete and then posttensioned. In foreground is Daewoo 340LCV track mounted backhoe/excavator. In midground is Link-Belt lattice boom track mounted crane. Beyond that is JLG Ultra Boom self-propelled telescoping hydraulic boom personnel lift. Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement, Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland, Capitol Beltway, I-95/I-495. November 2006.
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