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Title:

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF CONCRETE BRIDGES. REPORTED BY ACI COMMITTEE 345

Accession Number:

00487728

Record Type:

Component

Abstract:

Experience of highway operation has shown that continuous and systematic maintenancce of bridges extends their service life and reduces their operating costs. Nevertheless, the maintenance of bridges and their approaches are often the most neglected aspect of highway operation. This report describes various potential sources of distress and the possible areas affected in the roadway, superstructure, substructure, approaches, slopes and stream channels of a bridge. It also provides guidance for avoiding and correcting such troubles, in the form of a day-to-day maintenance and preventive maintenance guide. It is directed to the local maintenance supervisor, who is responsible for routine bridge maintenance. Although it is not intended as a manual of repair, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or bridge inspection, it should be of interest and use to all engineers and technicians in these fields. Its cited references provide various kinds of relevant useful information.

Report Numbers:

IR-83

Corporate Authors:

ACI COMMITTEE 345

REDFORD STATION, BOX 19150
Detroit, MI USA

Pagination:

12 p.

Publication Date:

1984

Serial:

ACI COMMITTEE REPORT

Issue Number: 345.
Publisher: ACI COMMITTEE 345

Geographic Terms:

Subject Areas:

Bridges and other structures; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation

Source Agency:

Transport and Road Research Laboratory

Old Wokingham Road
Crowthorne RG11 6AU, Berkshire England

Files:

ITRD, TRIS

Created Date:

Sep 30 1989 12:00AM