WATERPROOFING RAILROAD BRIDGE DECKS

THE STANDARD BITUMINOUS MEMBRANE SYSTEM OF WATERPROOFING IS COMPARED WITH USING BUTYL RUBBER SHEETING. WHEREAS THE BITUMINOUS MEMBRANE REQUIRES MAY LAP SPLICES, THE BUTYL RUBBER SHEETING CAN BE UNROLLED IN ONE CONTINUOUS SHEET TO COVER THE ENTIRE BRIDGE DECK. ALSO, BUTYL AS A SYNTHETIC HAS OTHER ADVANTAGES: (1) IT REMAINS FLEXIBLE AND ELASTIC OVER A WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE; (2) IT IS IMPERMEABLE TO WATER; (3) IT RESISTS TEARING AND ABRASION; (4) IT RESISTS AGING BY SUN, WEATHER, AND TEMPERATURE; (5) IT IS EASY TO APPLY, SINCE NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED; AND (6) IT COSTS LESS PER SQUARE FOOT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 63-70, 3 FIG, 6 PHOT
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Bridge & Building Association

    18154 Harwood Avenue
    Homewood, IL  USA  60430
  • Authors:
    • Drew, F P
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  • Accession Number: 00209611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1972 12:00AM