Jointless Bridges: Interim Report

Report No: 81-R23

Published in 1980

About the report:

Presented is a summary of jointless bridge designs as twelve states; namely, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Most of these states use some form of integral abutments for their steel or concrete structures. Bridges of lengths up to about 600 ft. (180 m) constructed with integral abutments have performed satisfactorily over a number of years. Projected are jointless bridges over 900 ft. (270 m) in length.

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.


  • William Zuk

Last updated: January 22, 2024

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