SPECIAL BRIDGE DECK SURFACE TREATMENTS

TWENTY-SEVEN BRIDGE DECK SURFACES WERE USED TO TEST VARIOUS SEAL MATERIALS. EIGHT DIFFERENT MATERIALS WERE PLACED ON A TOTAL OF 16 DECKS. ELEVEN BRIDGE DECKS REMAINED UNTREATED TO SERVE AS CONTROLS. THE CONDITION OF THE 27 DECKS WERE EVALUATED ANNUALLY FOR FIVE YEARS. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE DRAWN FROM THIS STUDY: (1) SEVERAL OF THE MATERIALS USED FAILED TO OFFER PROTECTION INASMUCH AS 25 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE DECK SURFACE WAS DETERIORATED AT THE END OF THE TEST, (2) THE PERFORMANCE OF THE APPARENTLY GOOD SEALS IS UNCERTAIN BECAUSE SEVERAL UNSEALED CONTROL DECKS AND UNSEALED CONTROL PORTIONS OF DECKS ALSO HAD LITTLE OR NO DAMAGE, AND (3) UNTREATED BRIDGE DECK SURFACES WITH LOW TRAFFIC VOLUMES HAD LITTLE DETERIORATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kansas State Highway Commission

    State Office Building
    Topeka, KS  USA  66612

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bukovatz, J E
  • Publication Date: 1969

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00218042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr 64-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1994 12:00AM