Construction World: The Big Book - 2016

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AT A GLANCE Which: MGM Grand Where: Las Vegas A huge bronze lion statue guards the MGM entrance. The casino area has a glass-sided lion habitat. Opened: Dec 18, 1993 No. of rooms: 6,276 Owned by: MGM Mirage The hotel rooms are located in several buildings which include the main hotel building, the Signature at MGM Grand towers, Skylofts and The Mansion. Skylofts are luxury loft suites that have bagged the AAA 5 Diamond award. The Signature is a condo hotel project by MGM Mirage and Turnberry Associates, which has teamed up to build the first three Signature hotels at the MGM Grand towers.

Each bridge section, except at the cable-stayed portion, is supported on piers typically spaced at 50 metre. The bridge is arranged in units of typically six continuous spans of 50 metre each. Expansion joints are provided at each end of the units. The superstructure and substructure are designed in accordance with IRC codes. Specifications conform to the IRC standard with supplementary specifications covering special items. 5 metre diameter drilled piles (4 for each pier) with pile caps. Bridge bearings are of disc type.

A parallel two-lane span, 1/100th of a mile (20 metre) longer than the original opened ten years later on May 10, 1969 at a cost of $26 million. The twin spans are situated 84 ft apart and hang at an average height of 15 and 16 ft over the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. Incorporated into the 30 THE BIG BOOK design are three main ship passes, where the bridges elevate to a height of 25 ft. Large vessels can pass through two marine spans, each with a 50 ft clearance. A drawbridge for still larger ship exists eight miles south of the north shore.

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