A Field Evaluation of Transflex Bridge Joint Performance

Report No: 72-R16

Published in 1972

About the report:

Presented are the results of a field evaluation of the various types of the General Tire Transflex joint known to be in use in Virginia. An effort was made, whenever possible, to qualitatively evaluate the joints with respect to their (1) watertightness, (2) ability to reject debris, (3) stability and noise producing characteristics under traffic impact, (4) distortion characteristics and ability to maintain grade and alignment, (5) resistance to wear and abuse, and (6) ease of installation to the required grade and alignment.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


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Marvin H. Hilton

Last updated: February 8, 2024

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