BRIDGE DECK RIDEABILITY
The objective of this project was to develop equipment to produce bridge surface profiles and make specification changes to control riding quality by use of these profiles. A 12-foot profilograph, a laser beam true profiler, and the 25-foot California Profilograph were tested and compared on a number of bridge decks. Use of the 12-foot profilograph was shown to be faster and more effective for evaluation of bridge deck smoothness than the 12-foot aluminum straightedge. Surface deviations were located with the profiling equipment that were not located or not capable of being located with the 12-foot aluminum straightedge. A proposed specification and test method are included in this report. /FHWA/
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5900 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA United States 95819
- Curtis, C A
- Neal, B F
- Woodstrom, J H
- Spellman, D L
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge decks; Construction management; Profilometers; Riding qualities; Specifications; Test procedures
- Uncontrolled Terms: Profiles
- Old TRIS Terms: Construction control
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Highways; Pavements;
- Accession Number: 00265052
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- ISBN: 19503-762503-635287
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: Contract F-8-16
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM