Structures Field Review Site 15 2014Cabarrus, Bridge on Cabarrus Ave West over Southern Railway


3-span bridge over RR; to avoid splicing in the center span, single span girders were used, but were made continuous at the bents by connecting the top flanges with a bolted field splice and the bottom flanges with welded wedge kicker plates; the girder ends were locked in with channels embedded into a concrete bent diaphragm; contractor had difficulty wedging the kicker plates between bottom flanges; special fabricated plates were ordered to fit between flanges

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Investigate alternative options for the wedge kicker plates if this detail is used again

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