GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING A BRIDGE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

A brief discussion is presented of several important aspects of a good bridge maintenance program, as well as a commentary and guide specifications for common types of bridge repair. Techniques to recognize bridge repair problems are also discussed. It is pointed out that bridges should be posted for reduced loading, and that every bridge program should provide for load ratings of structures by competent structural engineers. Consultant engineers with bridge maintenance experience can be retained for the professional work and their expertise should be utilized where necessary. The various chapters cover concrete repairs, patching roadway surfaces of concrete bridge decks, repairing concrete masonry with shotcrete, grouting reinforcing steel in old concrete, resetting existing steel expansion devices, resetting existing bearing devices, blast cleaning, painting existing metal structures, fences for foot-bridges, linseed oil surface treatment, of bridge decks, grouted stone riprap, and repairing timber bridges.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Indianapolis

    1100 West Michigan Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana,   United States  46202
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM