Highway engineers have for years been faced with the problem of selecting suitable materials and methods for painting steel bridge members. The need for documented evidence of performance under known conditions (vs) opinions and advertising claims is becoming increasingly important in view of rising labor and material costs, new developments in steel products and coatings, emphasis on safety and aesthetic considerations and the large number of structural steel members requiring protection, both in bridges and other appurtenances that are being incorporated into Interstate and other multi-lane highway facilities. In view of the needs and requirements for painting steel bridge members, this literature survey covers preferred paint systems including surface preparation, pretreatment, application methods, environmental exposure conditions, costs and economics, inspections and will be of value to highway administrators and engineers.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 275 p
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 74A
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 74A
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1996 12:00AM