Lessons from Michigan’s Oldest Concrete Pavement – Still Serving After 100 Years

In 1906, the village of Red Jacket, Michigan (the present day village of Calumet) constructed over 1½ miles of street with a two layer cast in place stamped concrete system known as a granitoid brick block concrete pavement. Today, some of this pavement is still exposed, carrying traffic after 100 years of service. Historical records about the construction and the results of a laboratory analysis of a core specimen from the pavement are presented. The durability of this concrete is remarkable since it was constructed without air entrainment in a severe freeze-thaw climate. The granitoid pavement of Calumet has long outlived the major paving material competitor of its day: creosoted wood block pavement.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the International Society for Concrete Pavements.
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    International Society for Concrete Pavements

    6305 Oyster Bay Court
    Bridgeville, Pennsylvania  United States  15017
  • Authors:
    • Mailloux, Lawrence
    • Peterson, Karl
    • Van Dam, Thomas
    • Ellis, Kyle
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 346-363
  • Monograph Title: 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: The Golden Gate to Tomorrow's Concrete Pavements

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  • Accession Number: 01494898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2013 12:05PM