pretensioned concrete


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pretensioned concrete

Concrete which has been subjected to pretensioning.
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The Louetta Road Overpass structures, which were let to contract in February 1994, are simple-span, pretensioned concrete beams with composite precast/ cast-in-place concrete decks using construction materials that incorporate the latest technology All components of these structures are being built with high-strength concrete.
The Louetta structures were designed using a new beam shape recently developed by TxDOT Dubbed the "U-beam," this beam is a pretensioned concrete, open-top, trapezoidal-shaped beam that was developed as an economical, aesthetic alternative to I-shaped beams.