Installation of Prestressed Panel Subdecks

Report No: 78-R1

Published in 1977

About the report:

This report is concerned with the field installation of prestressed panel subdecks on the Rte 220 bridges over relocated 23rd St. in the city of Roanoke. These were the first bridges to be constructed in Virginia utilizing the precast subdeck panel construction technique. The field study was conducted as a follow-up to the original study which resulted in the recommendation to install the panels on a bridge on an experimental basis and record any problems occurring during the installation and further to offer suggestions for the possible improvement of the technique. Details regarding the general features of the prestressed panels used on the Rte 220 bridges are given in the report. Based on observations made during the installation of the panels, certain recommendations are offered.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Marvin H. Hilton

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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