In the United States and Canada, integrated bridge construction is becoming one of the bridge engineer's primary responses to joint-related bridge damage caused by the use of deicing chemicals and the restrained growth of rigid pavements. The relative success that has been experienced with integral bridges--bridges without deck joints--is now being reflected not only in the increasing number of longer integral bridges, but also in the integral conversion of existing jointed bridges. It appears that the initial success of such techniques would be an accelerated use of integrated conversion as an effective alternative to bridge joint rehabilitation.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 53-61
  • Monograph Title: Bridge research
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  • Accession Number: 00603593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050618
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM