Polymer Concrete Overlay on Beulah Road Bridge: Interim Report No. 1 -- Installation and Initial Condition of Overlay

Report No: 83-R28

Published in 1982

About the report:

The installation of a thin polymer concrete overlay on the Beulah Road bridge demonstrates that an overlay of low permeability and high skid resistance can be successfully installed by maintenance forces with a minimum of disruption to traffic, approximately 8 hr. per lane, and at about half the cost of alternative service-life-extending measures. Subsequent laboratory tests have indicated that thermal stress at the bond interface can cause the formation of cracks in the overlay, the bond interface or the base concrete. The problem could be minimized by the application of a more flexible PC overlay.

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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Michael M. Sprinkel, P.E.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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