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Bridge Deck Forms Bear the Weight

A Tampa, Fla., contractor cut the time and cost of building a low-profile bridge by using a custom flying deck-forming system that remained rigid under extreme loads and long spans. The 650-foot-long, 90-foot-wide bridge—located on Blind Pass Road (State Road 699) in St. Pete Beach, Fla.—has an 18-inch-thick solid-concrete deck with 40-foot-long spans and no supporting girders. The deck-form panels were designed to support a full bridge span without intermediate supports, eliminating the need for midspan crutch bents. Read more

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