~ Very successful project that is suitable for fast-track construction. Saved over three months of construction time and could have saved more time.
~ Observed transverse cracks in the flange portion of the deck-girders. The cracks were located over a distance of 12-15 ft. from each end bent. The cracks have not propagated into the web. They appeared to be full-depth cracks due to observed moisture leakage on the underside:
~~ The Bridge Maintenance Unit inspectors will map cracks for monitoring purposes.
~~ Structure Design will request researchers to investigate the effects of negative moment at the integral end bents.
~ Since the deck is an integral part of the girder, care should be exercised on any future deck repairs.