From 1961 to 1974 marked off a widespread and in-depth research and development effort aimed at improving the durability of concrete bridge decks. That effort was notably successful in that is culminated in three consensus reports on the causes and cures of that single most serious bridge maintenance problem. The principal cause was found to be the chloride induced corrosion of reinforcing steel. Beneficial change has been effected by increasing the cover over the reinforcement and by concrete quality control procedures that minimize the tendency toward cracking and that reduce permeability. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00131419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM