NEW EPOXY RESIN SURFACING FOR A HIGHWAY BRIDGE IN AMSTERDAM

NOUVEAU REVETEMENT A BASE DE RESINE EPOXYDE POUR UN PONT ROUTIER D'AMSTERDAM

The Public Works Department in Amsterdam has adopted an epoxy binder surfacing and thermoplastic base course for a new bascule bridge built over the Oosterdoksdoorgang Canal instead of the conventional balsa wood or metal frame. The Bascule Bridge forms part of a new East-West Motorway built along the river Y in Amsterdam and will be opened to traffic in the near future. The carriageway follows a slight curve to meet the bridge and its surfacing is applied following a slope different from that of the footways. The epoxy resin surfacing is easy to apply and maintain, and is resistant to corrosion. It has been developed by V.2-Chemie N.V., in Twello Netherlands. Using Dow Epoxy Resins. The elevated pedestrian and cyclist footways are strengthened along the edges with metal pieces. To lay the carriageway, an epoxy primer is first applied, over which an epoxy tar with high compressive strength is spread. A second layer of tar is laid and a non-skid mineral compound completes the surfacing.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Editeur Dunod

    26 Boulevard de l'Hopital
    Paris 5e,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 368
  • Serial:
    • Construction
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Reed Construction Data
    • ISSN: 0045-3900

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM