It has been only recently that symptoms of reinforcing steel corrosion have begun to occur with any regularity in Louisiana; and this is more or less confined to the northern section of the state where icing of bridges occurs only a few times a year. This state, like most others, endeavors to keep open to traffic all major traffic routes during these brief icing periods for emergency vehicles and necessary transportation. Since the icing periods are brief, this is probably the reason that the corrosion related problems are only now showing up. The basic purpose of this study was to investigate three bridges in the northern section of Louisiana in an attempt to determine if there is sufficient deterioration and corrosion of the reinforcing steel to warrant a comprehensive study of bridge decks in this area of the state which is exposed to icing conditions during the winter months.

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00093617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-85 Final Rpt., LA-72-2C(B)-FR
  • Contract Numbers: 1(2)
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM