DEBRIS REMOVAL FROM CONCRETE BRIDGE DECK JOINTS
A practical and effective technique for cleaning joints on concrete bridge decks was developed. It employs commercially available high-pressure water-jet equipment and a small simply constructed cart which facilitates operator control of the water jet. The technique was tested by Texas Highway Department maintenance personnel on in-service bridges and found to be far superior to other joint cleaning methods. An investigation of several techniques for widening very narrow or completely closed bridge joints was made. With current technology, it appears that suitable equipment could be designed; however, it will require an extensive developmental effort which is not believed to be warranted at this time.
- Prepared in cooperation with Texas Highway Dept., Austin.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Washington, DC United States 20590
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TranspP.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX United States 78763
- Moore, W M
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge decks; Bridges; Cleaning; Concrete; Construction joints; Debris removal; Fabrication; Hydraulic jetting; Joints (Engineering); Maintenance; Maintenance equipment; Waterjets
- Uncontrolled Terms: Debris; Removal
- Old TRIS Terms: Hydraulic jets; Joint
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090548
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-18-73-12-2F Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM