2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference
Mr. Tariq Al Mahallawi, American University in Cairo
Ms. Noor Akroush, American University in Cairo
Mr. Mohamed Kasbar, University of British Columbia (Presenter)
Ms. Laila Amin, The American University in Cairo
Ms. Noorhan Helmy, The American University in Cairo
Short-span bridges crossing water ways, roads 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 short-span bridge construction by concentrating on different construction methods of every type of short-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 short-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.