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.
Indiana University, Indianapolis1100 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 46202
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearings; Blast cleaning; Bridge decks; Bridges; Concrete; Expansion; Grouting; Guidelines; Linseed oil; Loads; Maintenance; Patching; Reinforcing steel; Repairing; Riprap; Shotcrete; Specifications; Surface treating; Ultimate load design; Wooden bridges
- Uncontrolled Terms: Loading rate; Programs; Repairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Limits
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00315008
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM