Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mexico's Bridges: Nuevo Caxitlan POC

The road from Manzanillo to Colima includes many pedestrian overcrossings (POCs) that carry people (and especially children) over the busy highway.

The Nuevo Caxitlan POC connects the town of Nuevo Caxitlan to an orchard (and farmer's markets) to the south. With its metal roof and railing, it makes a pleasant place to stand and watch the passing traffic. Apparently, it also makes a convenient place to mount advertisements and political posters.

This POC includes two spans over the highway and long zigzagging ramps along the sides of the highway. Note that the spans over the highway are made out of two precast girders laid side by side. Also note that the bent cap has big shear keys.
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