THE REPAIR OF A COMPOSITE CONCRETE-STEEL BRIDGE. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT. INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGE MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, MARCH 28-30, 1990

Bridge 23 is an overpass over the E42 motorway on the route from Dunkirk in France to Wurzburg in West Germany and is situated near the interchange of Daussoulx in Belgium. The bridge, built in 1969, belongs to a standard series of composite concrete-steel structures designed to pass above a motorway of 40 m wide. In 1984 the superstructure was crashed into by a trailer of a lorry, which suddenly came loose and slightly rose from the carriageway, thus hitting the girders of the bridge crossing the motorway. The damage was considerable: the first two main girders were irreparably deformed. The Road Department, which had commissioned the building of the structure, decided on a complete repair of the bridge by replacing all damaged elements. This repair was in line with what could be claimed from the insurance company: a restoration of the bridge to its original state before the accident. Moreover, after replacing the damaged girders, the entire steel construction was protected against corrosion by using a method based on metallising and painting in situ.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830553.

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  • Authors:
    • Besem, P H
    • WOUTERS, M
    • Warnon, C
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00606681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM