Transfer of load between precast bride slabs
"This paper presents the procedures used and the results obtained in a series of static load tests designed to study the mechanism of load transfer between adjacent precast bridge-slab sections. These tests were undertaken as one phase of a general structural and economic study of precast bridge units under the sponsorship of the Missouri State Highway Commission and the Bureau of Public Roads. Because little or no information was available on the nature of the mechanism of load transfer between precast slab sections, this test program was necessarily of an exploratory nature and was therefore designed to give specific information for the standard channel sections presently used by the Missouri State Highway Department."--Page 1.