Evaluation of Alternatives for Extending the Service Life of Interstate Route 480 Viaduct Substructure - Omaha, Nebraska

Constructed in the early 1970's, the I-480 viaduct through downtown Omaha, Nebraska consists of 1.5 miles of concrete deck and steel box girders, supported by 66 large conventionally reinforced concrete hammerhead piers. By the mid-1990s the viaduct was showing evidence of significant chloride-induced corrosion and deterioration of the concrete deck and concrete substructure. The corrosion damage on the concrete deck was severe enough to require a complete deck replacement. However, the concrete piers required an evaluation of options to determine the most economical method to meet the 40+ year design service life for the rehabilitated viaduct structure. In order to determine the current status of the concrete piers, a condition evaluation was completed. The evaluation indicated that the existing conditions varied through the structure. After consideration of the options, it was determined that a combination of strategies would be utilized to rehabilitate the piers depending upon the conditions. The level of protection could be tailored to suite the varying needs of the structure and achieve the service life objectives. For the covering abstract of the conference see ITRD number E211395.


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  • Accession Number: 01011454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-55187-156-4
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:11PM