This report presents the findings and recommendations for the 1979 inspection of the Chesapeake City Bridge (Route designation, U.S. Route 213) which crosses the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Technical information is given on the condition of the main and approach piers, access stairways, abutments, paint, bridge deck, and the general site. The Chesapeake City Bridge is in good structural condition. The most important items of maintenance and repair relate to cleaning and painting metalwork under the joints in the girder spans. Periodic cleaning of the roadway gutters, neoprene expansion joints, and flushing of the roadway drainage system and tied-arch lower gusset plates would be a cost-effective preventative maintenance program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff

    1345 Avenue of Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DACW61-79-D-0019
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM