News in Bridge Decks

by Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 8, Pg. 60-65

Document Type: Feature article


This is the second of two articles on short span bridges. The first, in the July issue, described cost-cutting ideas in design. This article focuses on bridge decks: expansion joints, open steel grid decking, timber decks, the Iowa Method of deck construction (a very low permeability concrete overlay), waterproof membranes, plastic and wax sealing of deck concrete, and various approaches to protecting the rebars from corrosion-galvanizing, epoxy coating, stainless cladding, etc.

Subject Headings: Bridge decks | Steel bridges | Infrastructure construction | Steel construction | Construction methods | Concrete bridges | Reinforced concrete | Synthetic materials | Iowa | United States

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