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Bridge Design

Bridge Design

Bridge Design

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Is it acceptable to use the ACI 318 code in conjunction with AASHTO when designing concrete bridge components? If allowed, where in AASHTO does it allow full use of ACI 318?

RE: Bridge Design

AASHTO has its own concrete design. I dont think it allows ACI to be used in whole. Check the code if you have it, I think Chapter 5.

RE: Bridge Design

I agree with jrisebo; you have to follow AASHTO. Portions of the LRFD spec are based upon and taken from ACI. For post installed anchors AASHTO defers to ACI.

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