This report is a summary of four reports on a research project carried out at the University of Birmingham for the Department of Transport (Contract BE22/2/0136). The contract was concerned with punching shear at the internal supports of solid and voided slab bridges, and with transverse shear in voided slab bridges. The following topics are covered in this report: (1) Introduction to punching shear design procedures and general description of the experimental procedures adopted; (2) Tests of sixty-four auxiliary beams tested to establish the effects, with respect to shear, of the location of the main reinforcement; (3) Tests of six model solid slab bridges; (4) Tests of ten models of transverse strips of voided slab decks; (5) Tests of four voided slab bridges.

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