In this article, the state of repair of britain's concrete motorway and major road bridges is briefly discussed. A random survey of 200 concrete bridges carried out in 1986 by g maunsell and ptnrs, on behalf of the Department of Transport, revealed widespread problems of deterioraton, and estimates of 800 million were given for maintenance and repair work for the next decade. Much of the deterioration is caused by the ingress of chlorides present in de-icing salts used for winter maintenance work. Access and support equipment to carry out repair work is reviewed, including scaffolding, platforms and powered cradles. (for the maunsell report see IRRD no 821905).

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  • Publication Date: 1989-10-19


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  • Pagination: p. 18-9
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 172
    • Issue Number: 5067
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00498118
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM