ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF CONCRETE BRIDGES. REPORTED BY ACI COMMITTEE 345

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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ACI COMMITTEE 345

    REDFORD STATION, BOX 19150
    Detroit, MI  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00487728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IR-83
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM