Protection of Structural Concrete Substructures, HR-220, Progress Report, 1984

(1984) Protection of Structural Concrete Substructures, HR-220, Progress Report, 1984. Transportation, Department of


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The corrosion of reinforcing steel within concrete has always been a problem in construction of bridge decks. With low slump concrete and epoxy rebar, progress has been made in controlling the corrosion. There is concern, however, that the chloride also attacks the substructures, specifically the pier columns. They are subject to chloride attack by chemical deicers in the drainage from the bridge deck. Piers supporting grade separation bridges are also subject to chlorides contained in the direct splash from the lower level traffic. In this project, a field evaluation was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of commercially available products in preventing chloride intrusion.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Bridge piers, Bridge substructures, Chlorides, Coatings, Corrosion, Corrosion protection, Deicing chemicals, Field tests, Measures of effectiveness, Reinforced concrete, Runoff, Sealing compounds, Splashing
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Research > Concrete
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 17253
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 19 Jun 2014 11:58
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 21:10