Precast Concrete Replacement Slabs for Bridge Decks

Report No: 83-R2

Published in 1982

About the report:

The report illustrates and evaluates the first use in Virginia of precast concrete replacement slabs for bridge decks. It shows that a bridge deck can be replaced with the precast slabs while traffic is maintained in the adjacent traffic lane. The quality of the prototype deck appears to be comparable to that of a conventional site-cast deck and, although a conventional deck could be constructed for slightly less money, the new design offers the advantage of reduced on-site construction time that would be worth the added cost in many situations.

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.


  • Michael M. Sprinkel, P.E.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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