BRIDGE DECK CONDITION SURVEY

THE BRIDGE DECK SURVEY WAS BASED ON A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLE OF BRIDGES, WHICH ENSURED AN ADEQUATE REPRESENTATION OF ALL TYPES OF BRIDGES CURRENTLY IN USE ON HIGHWAYS THROUGHOUT TEXAS. THE DOCUMENTATION ON EACH BRIDGE INCLUDED TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION, AGE, TRAFFIC, LOCATION, AND OTHER STRUCTURE-RELATED INFORMATION. THE ON-SITE EXAMINATION OF THE BRIDGE DECK WAS DONE ON THE BASIS OF INDIVIDUAL CONCRETE POURS. THESE WERE SCORED WITH RESPECT TO SCALING, DELAMINATION, CRACKING, AND GENERAL DECK CONDITION. THE RESULTS OF EXAMINING SOME 5,300 BRIDGES, WHOSE DECKS WERE MADE UP OF ABOUT 36,000 POURS, WERE THUS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMARIZATION. A COMPLETE TABULATION OF THE 45 STRUCTURAL CHARACTERS VERSUS THE 13 DECK CONDITION ITEMS WAS MADE. THESE COMPUTER TABULATIONS CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER STUDY. THIS IS A SUMMARY REPORT GIVING SURVEY METHODOLOGY, DESCRIPTION OF DATA, PRINCIPAL FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. APART FROM SOME GRAPHICAL SUMMARIES NO SUPPORTING DATA ARE GIVEN. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rept 106-1F, PT 1, 43 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • Darroch, J G
    • Furr, H L
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1971 12:00AM