Bridge Deck Distress and Repairsby Robert B. Austin, Univ of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, United States,
Abstract: The primary cause of bridge deck deterioration are cyclic freeze-thaw exposures and reinforcing steel corrosion caused by the extensive use of de-icing salts. However, there are other causes of distress. This paper presents an overview of potential causes of distress and conventional repair methods.
Subject Headings: Bridge decks | Steel bridges | Steel decks | Corrosion | Salts | Freeze and thaw | Reinforcing steel
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