Cable Corrosion in Bridges and Other Structures:: Causes and Solutions

by Frank L. Stahl, (F.ASCE),
Christopher Paul Gagnon, Sr. Structural Assoc.; Ammann & Whitney,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0014-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0014-8 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. 224
23 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book provides the reader with basic facts concerning cable corrosion and means to avoid or rehabilitate corrosion damage. Corrosion problems associated with cable-supported structures tend to be unique and must be examined on an individual basis. They are highly dependent on specific structural configurations and details, on maintenance and operational practices, and on local environmental conditions. In order to combat corrosive attacks and failures, it is important to have some knowledge about the manufacture of the material, the method of fabrication and construction of cables, their potential for exposure to various forms of corrosive attack, and steps and materials available to avoid or mitigate such corrosion. This book is based on many years of involvement in the design, construction and inspection of cable-supported structures, and interviews with bridge operators, wire rope engineers and corrosion experts. A series of case histories provides examples of corrosion problems and remedial operations.

Subject Headings: Cables | Corrosion | Cable stayed bridges | Material failures | Construction materials | Infrastructure construction | Construction methods


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