Selecting Bridge Protection and Rehabilitation Options

by Ronald L. Purvis, Wilbur Smith Associates, Falls Church, United States,
Babaei Khossrow, Wilbur Smith Associates, Falls Church, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program


This paper describes a recently developed procedure for use by bridge engineers making protection or rehabilitation decisions for concrete bridges. The methodology determines the most cost-effective treatment, and its timing, for specific components. It will be available from SHRP in the form of both a handbook and a computer program. The handbook approach is described in this paper.

Subject Headings: Bridge management | Rehabilitation | Bridge components | Reinforced concrete | Steel bridges | Computer analysis | Corrosion | Highway bridges

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