~ Bent caps were excessively deep (4'-0") for cored slabs.
~ Traffic speed appeared excessive for the one bar metal rail.
~There were transverse cracks over the bents, despite the ends of the cored slabs being fixed and the joints being filled with grout. The Bridge Maintenance Unit suggested utilizing pave-prep tape over the joints, but it was pointed out that this detail is prone to asphalt spalls.
~ There were questions on why the plans showed hold-down plates at each corner of the bridge.
~ The rip-rap slope protections appeared to have migrated as a result of being undersized.
A/I ~ Construction will provide a list of cored slab bridges where all ends were fixed, for the purpose of monitoring the condition of the asphalt overlay.