ERSKINE BRIDGE REFURBISHMENT, 1994

This article describes the contract and the engineering works for the refurbishment in 1994 of the Erskine Bridge over the River Clyde near Glasgow, Scotland. The bridge was constructed about 25 years ago, and was originally waterproofed with rubberised bitumen and surfaced with hot rolled asphalt (HRA). By 1993, both its two-lane carriageways had been extensively patched, affecting rideability and waterproof integrity. In 1993, Strathclyde Regional Roads Department issued contract documents to remove the existing surface and waterproofing and replace them by proven surfacing materials. The contractor Colcon provided 38mm of surfacing: (1) 3mm of Cicol ET waterproofing; and (2) 35mm of epoxy modified HRA wearing course, surfaced with Shellgrip resin-based anti-skid treatment. The contract was programmed into primary activities: (1) removal of existing surface; (2) removal of existing waterproofing; (3) shot blast for inspection; (4) repair to the existing deck; (5) second shot blast; (6) Cicol ET waterproofing; (7) bond coat; and (8) epoxy asphalt surfacing. The works were conducted in three phases under contra-flow, and all aspects were quality assured. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877211.

  • Corporate Authors:

    THE INSTITUTE OF ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY

    OFFICE 5, TRIDENT HOUSE, CLARE ROAD
    STANWELL, MIDDLESEX  United Kingdom  TW19 7QU
  • Authors:
    • Cluett, C
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00722424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM