Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders Offer Long-Lasting Strength With Low Life Cycle Cost
April 3, 2023

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Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders Offer Long-Lasting Strength With Low Life Cycle Cost

County Materials’ Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders offer communities extended service life and require less maintenance than alternative materials. Their prolonged life cycle lowers maintenance costs, and the load and resistance factor ensures driver safety over long-term use.

Prestressed Fabrication Enhances Quality

Weather conditions can be challenging for cast-in-place concrete applications. If not appropriately mitigated, the weather can lead to project delays, and the strength and resiliency of the cast-in-place structure may be compromised. In contrast, prestressed concrete bridge girders are manufactured to specification in a climate-controlled environment for unmatched quality.

Long-Lasting Strength

Prestressed concrete offers inherent strength and durability. Its high-performance fabrication withstands natural and manmade impacts over an extended service life and is one of the strongest, most resilient building materials available. Prestressed concrete bridges are resistant to fire, rot, and corrosion and can endure decades of weather and wear. State Departments of Transportation rely on the high compressive strength of prestressed girders for long-term reliability.

Low Life Cycle Costs

Prestressed concrete bridge girders offer an economic advantage as they require minimal maintenance. The inherent structural efficiency of prestressed concrete contributes to longevity and low life-cycle cost.

Structural Versatility

Manufactured off-site, prestressed concrete bridge girders offer greater design flexibility and arrive on-site ready for installation. County Materials manufactures prestress girders in our PCI-certified production facilities and delivers them to meet the demands of aggressive construction schedules.

Fewer Road Closures

Businesses benefit from minimized road closure time, as bridge construction often requires diverting or restricting traffic through busy roads and highways. Prestressed girders help minimize road closure time by arriving on-site ready to install. Shorter construction timelines help reduce road closures or detours' impact on businesses near bridge projects. County Materials works with engineers and contractors to accommodate each project's specifications. Rely on our manufacturing experience and state-of-the-art facilities to get the job done.

Choose County Materials' Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders for your next project by contacting our Customer Service Team at (800) 242-7733.