1976 REPORT AND POLICY FOR PROTECTION OF CONCRETE BRIDGE DECKS

To provide extended service life for new concrete bridge decks, a policy has been developed in which bridges are grouped into categories, with those structures carrying the heaviest traffic volumes and receiving the greatest amount of chemical application falling into the higher categories. For decks in category I (high traffic volumes and heavy application of de-icers), the recommended protective system includes a special concrete overlay and the resulting 2-course construction to resolve problems of subsidence of concrete reinforcing bars, cracks over reinforcing bars and obtaining specificed cover over the reinforcing bars. Recommendations are also made for 3 more classes: moderate traffic and application of deicers; low traffic and chemical application; and systems other than interstate and truck highway. The policy for restoration by contract is set forth, as well as the policy for maintenance by the maintenance forces of the highway department.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Department of Highways

    408 Highway Building
    St Paul, MN  USA  55155
  • Publication Date: 1976-1-15

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM