SOLVING CORROSION PROBLEMS OF BRIDGE SURFACES COULD SAVE BILLIONS

Bridge surfaces which were expected to last for 40 years are requiring major repairs after 5 to 10 years, and often must be replaced after 15 years. Preventing this deterioration, which is caused by salt used to melt snow, would save the Department of Transportation billions of dollars in repair costs. Cost-effective systems are available to protect newer bridges that are not yet contaminated by the salt--they should be installed quickly. For bridges which are contaminated but not badly deteriorated, a cost-effective method of stopping further deterioration is needed.

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  • Pagination: 30 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00192087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PSAD-79-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM