EVALUATION OF BRIDGE DECK REPAIR AND PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS
This report describes efforts to control bridge deck deterioration in Colorado. A follow up testing program to determine the degree of continued effectiveness of waterproofing membranes has been underway since 1974. Results to date show that the most important factor is how well a membrane is placed. Several projects in Colorado have employed the use of Latex Modified Concrete as a surface wearing and protective course. Recent inspections of latex modified bridge decks indicate that some significant cracking is beginning to take place. Chlorides are entering these cracks and steel corrosion may be in progress at these points. Considerable time may be required, however, to determine if the corrosion progresses laterally and the true value of this design. /FHWA/
- Sponsored by Colorado State Department of Highways and prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration.
Colorado Department of HighwaysPlanning and Research Division, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue
Denver, CO United States 80222
- Swanson, H N
- Donnelly, D E
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge decks; Chlorides; Corrosion; Fracture mechanics; Latex; Repairing; Waterproofing materials; Wearing course (Pavements)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Membranes; Repairs
- Old TRIS Terms: Membranes (Biology)
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation;
- Accession Number: 00185255
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CO-78-77-8 Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM