HUMBER SCORES AN ASPHALT FIRST

The Humber Bridge Roadway is being surfaced by machine-laid mastic asphalt using a specially adapted hoes paver from Germany. This article describes the manufacture and control of the material, also the laying and rolling operations. The method is cheaper and faster than the normal hand-laying, and a higher stone content can be used. Use is made of a bonding agent and hot rubberised bitumen beneath the mastic material. Reference is made to the modifications made to the paver specially for the Humber Bridge work. A laying rate of 30 tons/hour has been achieved. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Heywood, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-25
  • Serial:
    • CONTRACT JOURNAL
    • Volume: 298
    • Issue Number: 5277
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330830
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM