2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities

2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference


Title
Selection Criteria for Long-span Bridges Construction Methods


Author(s)
Dr. Mohamed Darwish, The American University in Cairo
Mr. Ramy Ghowiba
Mr. Mohamed Afifi, The American University in Cairo (Presenter)
Mr. Mahmoud Elhosary
Ms. Monira Yazeed
Mr. Ahmed El Sayed, American University in Cairo
Mr. Omar Ghaly
Mr. Ahmed Elmahdy
Ms. Asmaa Mohamed
Abstract

Long-span bridges crossing water ways and varying topographies are necessary for transportation allover the world. Construction of such structures involves utilizing unique construction methods due to various characteristics like structural system, cost, constructability, resources and time. This paper covers different methods of long-span bridge construction by concentrating on different construction methods of every type of long-span bridges. Moreover, a comparative analysis is provided to show when to use every method of construction according to the conditions available. Two projects involving long-span bridges with different sizes and project conditions were studied and examined against the developed selection criteria in order to evaluate the validity of the applied construction methods in each case.