Two-Course Bonded Concrete Bridge Deck Construction: Interim Report No. 3: Deck Evaluations After Three Years

Report No: 78-R23

Published in 1977

About the report:

The two-course experimental decks constructed in June 1974 included protective wearing course layers consisting of a latex modified concrete, a low water-to-cement ratio PCC, and a wire fiber reinforced concrete. The decks were evaluated at the age of one year, prior to receiving traffic loadings and deicing chemical applications, to assess their condition at that time and to establish a datum for future performance evaluations. The two course decks were compared with conventional single-lift control decks constructed on the same project. Presented here is an evaluation of the decks based on a comparison of the initial and current test results. Background information for the decks and for the test procedures may be obtained from interim Report No. 2.

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.


  • Samuel S. Tyson

Last updated: January 27, 2024

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