A casting yard is a confined place where all the concrete structures like segments, I-girders/ beams etc. are casted. The casting yard brings factory- controlled production techniques, efficiency, quality control, and time savings to bridge construction. Fabricating bridge segments in a separate area also removes casting operations from the construction critical path and reduces overall construction time.
Regardless of the project location or size, a contractor’s casting yard for bridge segments has several essential features. These include delivery and storage areas, a concrete batch plant, a rebar cage assembly area, one or more casting cells, steam curing facilities, geometric control stations, and segment storage and handling facilities.