HEATING BRIDGE DECKS BY ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE

The 9th-Street interchange in Louisville, Kentucky was designed and constructed with an automated electrical heating system for snow and ice removal. This report describes the heating system, its construction, and initial operation. The heating system was capable of keeping the interchange free of ice and snow accumulation. The average daily slab temperature fell below O deg C (32 deg F) on only one occasion. The average cost of electrical power for heating the interchange was $1,075 per day. /Authors/

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 185, Snow Removal and Ice Control Research. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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  • Authors:
    • Havens, James H
    • Azevedo, W Vernon
    • Rahal, Assaf S
    • Deen, Robert C
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 159-168
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
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  • Accession Number: 00193874
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM